Man killed in attempted Hollywood robbery – NBC Los Angeles

A man was killed in a fatal shootout in Hollywood on Tuesday, police believe it was an attempted robbery.

Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station answered multiple calls at 2:10 a.m. on 7181 Sunset Boulevard in front of Bossa Nova restaurant, LAPD official Drake Madison said.

The man was sitting in his vehicle with a female passenger before the incident began, Madison said. The woman stepped outside and up to eight people came up from a car and tried to rob her.

The man then got out of his car armed with a gun. According to Madison, there was an exchange of fire.

The man was hit by gunfire and died on the scene, Madison said. It is unclear whether any of the robbers were hit or injured during the exchange of fire.

According to witnesses, the suspects drove away from the scene in a gray limousine, Madison said.

According to the LAPD, the incident was unrelated to the gang.

No other information was available. The area around Sunset Boulevard and Formosa Avenue was closed to police activity Tuesday morning, according to the LAPD, and drivers were advised to look for alternative routes.

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