The Latest

Southern California breaking news and trends

Two dead at topless club shootings on Sunday

Screenshot via Google Maps

Investigators are attempting to determine whether a shooting at Snooky's topless bar on Sunday night was justified, and if the incident was tied to another shooting that evening.

Sheriff's deputies say an unruly patron who was ordered to leave Snooky's returned with a shotgun and was fatally shot by a security guard in the parking lot of the Lancaster club around 11 p.m.

The patron was pronounced dead at the scene, and the guard was detained for questioning. "The security guard had a contact with the patron and assessed an immediate threat," said Lt. Richard Daniels, reports NBC LA.

About 80 miles away in Harbor City, a gunman eluded capture Sunday night after shooting and killing a man in his 20s at the Fantasy Gold strip club.

With contributions by KPCC Wire Services

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy reading The Latest? You might like KPCC’s other blogs.

What's popular now on KPCC