At least 1 person was dead and another 4 were wounded in a shooting at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of OnSceneTV
At least 1 person was dead and another 4 were wounded in a shooting at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of OnSceneTV

Police Monday hunted for a killer who shot four people after a fight broke out at one of downtown Los Angeles’ first “hip” luxury hotels.

Authorities had not yet made public information about the suspect in the killing at the Standard Hotel that may have been sparked by a disagreement over someone being excluded from a hotel party.

Police were dispatched at 2:20 a.m. to the 500 block of Flower Street Sunday where they found four gunshot victims, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Media Relation Section.

The Standard hotel is located at 550 S. Flower St. When it opened in 2002 it helped launched the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles into a younger, sophisticated center. Other similar hotels have since opened along with numerous apartment buildings, condominium complexes and upscale restaurants. Many of the new facilities drawing sold-out crowds are centered in former abandoned or low-income buildings.

The shooting victims were rushed to an area hospital, Herrera said, where one of them was pronounced dead. The remaining three were listed in stable condition.

“We do not have any suspect description and there were no arrests,” she said.

— City News Service

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