Update: Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Shot In Leg Outside West Hollywood Club

Guitarist Bruce Kulick, a former member of KISS, was shot in the leg when a man opened fire outside a nightclub early Thursday (October 16), according to the Associated Press.

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 4 to 7 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 the mid-1990s. Since then, the Los Angeles native has worked with a band named UNION and with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, and released two solo albums.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).