Former Kiss Guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot in the leg when a man opened fire outside a West Hollywood, Calif., nightclub early today (Oct. 16), police said.
A 21-year-old man got into an argument inside the Rainbow Bar & Grill at about 1:20 a.m., grabbed a gun from his car and shot from Sunset Boulevard into a crowd at the club’s patio area, injuring Kulick and one other man, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Mueller.
Several people nearby tackled the suspect in the middle of the street and held him down until deputies arrived, Mueller said, describing their actions as “extremely brave.” A 9 millimeter handgun was recovered at the scene.
The unidentified suspect, apparently drunk, fired four to seven shots and was not aiming at Kulick or the other man, authorities said. The suspect was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and was treated at a hospital for injuries sustained when he was tackled.
Kulick was outside a nearby club when he was shot in the right leg by a stray bullet, Mueller said. Another bullet grazed his head. The other man was at the Rainbow Bar & Grill and was shot in his right foot. Both were treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Kulick was released, hospital officials and police said.
Kulick joined Kiss in 1984 and left in 1995, prior to the group’s reunion tour with its four original members. Since then, the Los Angeles native has worked with Grand Funk Railroad and released two solo albums.
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