On Thursday, October 17, a man was shot and killed
in a popular Latin music and dance club co-owned by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Smits
and Paul Rodriguez.
The Conga Room was reportedly having a Def Jam
listening party for LL Cool J when there was a physical altercation
between two men at approximately 11:45pm inside The Conga Room, in Los Angeles'
Miracle Mile district. Police say there were about 200 to 300 people in the
club when the gunman shot the victim on the second floor. The gunman fled the
Police have no description of the gunman and
did not recover the weapon, believed to be a semi-automatic pistol. The victim,
reported to be a black male about 25 years old, died at the scene.
Police are also investigating reports that about
ten gunshots were fired in a parking lot outside the club, with three automobiles
struck by bullets.