Woman in Extremely Critical Condition After Fight Outside Nightclub

Two groups of women were outside a Santa Ana club when an argument turned violent

By Kevin LaBeach and Andrew Lopez
|  Monday, Jan 20, 2014  |  Updated 1:48 PM PDT
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A 23-year-old woman was still recovering from being critically hurt in fight outside an Orange County nightclub. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

A 23-year-old woman was still recovering from being critically hurt in fight outside an Orange County nightclub. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

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Police are asking for cell phone video that may have been taken when a 23-year-old woman was critically injured during a fight outside an upscale Southern California nightclub early Saturday.

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Officers responded about 12:20 a.m. to reports of an altercation at The Crosby, located at 400 N. Broadway, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

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The woman was found unconscious on the sidewalk when officers arrived. She was taken to a hospital as a result of injuries suffered in the fight, authorities said.

The woman was with her friends waiting to enter The Crosby when an argument with another group of females turned violent, officials said. Two or three other women hit and kicked her while she was on the ground, police said.

Witnesses told Santa Ana police people near the fight may have recorded it with cell phone cameras.

"We're monitoring YouTube and all the various sites to see if this will pop up," said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. "But our hope is by coming to you that the people will know this woman is in critical shape. We need the help to solve this case."

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The circumstances surrounding the fight were unclear, but police said the club's bouncers and security guards did not see the fight until it was over because it was far enough away from the front door.

Detectives believe cell phone footage was taken of the attack, and are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 714-245-8390. 

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