Man Shot and Killed in Hollywood Apartment

A man was shot and killed in Hollywood and police Friday had two suspects in custody.

The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue, near Sunset Boulevard, said Sgt. Mark Cohan of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division.

The two suspects entered an apartment building and kicked in the victim's door before shooting him, LAPD Lt. John Radtke told reporters at the scene. The victim, who jumped out of his apartment window to avoid the gunmen, was pronounced dead at a hospital, Radtke said.

The two suspects fled on foot, prompting authorities to evacuate a nearby nightclub, and were detained nearby, according to Radtke.

Wilcox Avenue was closed from Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue for the investigation.

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