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One Dead After Saturday Little Tokyo Nightclub Shooting

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 04:54PM
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One of the two men shot outside the Vault XXI lounge in Little Tokyo early Saturday morning has died as police continue to look for the suspect in what is now classified a homicide.

Jackie Hoang, 29, of Alhambra died Saturday morning at the USC - L.A. County Medical Center. The other victim is said to be in stable condition.

A masked man described as approximately 5'6" tall with medium build fired more than a half-dozen rounds from a semi-automatic handgun around 1:30am on Saturday as Hoang and another man were smoking outside the entrance of the club, located at 3rd and Alameda in the Little Tokyo Galleria.

The suspect was wearing a dark flannel shirt and jeans, along with a small, beige fedora.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Detective Al Marengo, Central Homicide Unit, at (213) 972-1249.

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