Koreatown Bar Fight Ends in Gunfire

The man who was shot escaped death by "1 inch"

By Christina Cocca
|  Friday, Sep 13, 2013  |  Updated 4:11 AM PDT
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Koreatown Bar Fight Ends in Gunfire

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A heated argument inside of a Los Angeles watering hole that began as a fistfight ended with gunfire Friday morning, officials said.

Two men began fighting inside One Eye Jack at Beverly Boulevard and Heliotrope Drive in Koreatown just after midnight, according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Station.

The pair's fistfight spilled into the street, and the man who was "losing" the fight pulled out a gun, police said.

The man shot the other in the neck -- a strike that would have killed the victim if the bullet went 1 inch deeper into his body, police said.

After an hour-long and miles-wide search by a police helicopter and K-9s, the gunman and his firearm were both taken into custody about 1 mile from where the shooting occurred.

The victim underwent surgery at an area hospital and was expected to survive, police said.

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