Man Killed, Another Wounded On Strip

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July 31, 2014


Sheriff’s deputies still had the street blocked off in front of House of Blues for homicide investigators at 8 o’clock the next morning. By Ryan Gierach.

In a good time gone tragically bad, one Meteor’s concertgoer was left dead and two others wounded after a fight at famed Sunset Strip concert venue House of Blues Wednesday night, August 2, at roughly 10:00 p.m.

Sherrif’s spokesperson Lt. Hartshorne explained to WeHoNews.com that an altercation between concertgoers broke out inside the show, which began at 8:30. The crowd had become unruly and the club’s personell had ejected several patrons from the club.

The fights apparently continued outside the club on the surrounding streets of Olive and Sunset Boulevard, as well as in the parking lot when the stabbings ocurred. The concert by the punk-a-billy band was still in progress when the altercations turned tragic.



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The House of Blues is an icon on the Sunset Strip. By Ryan Gierach.

According to the Sheriff’s department, the three men were taken to a local hospital where one man was pronounced dead and the others were treated for stab wounds. Coroner’s officials identified the dead man as Christian Melgroza, 21. The other men’s condition is being listed as stable.

No one was apprehended or detained, according to Lt. Hartshorne, who said, “Homicide is still conducting interviews with witness. It’ll be a while before we get everyone interviewed,” and a suspect or suspects can be identified.



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Look for an update in WeHoNews.com next Thursday.