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Mondrian shooter was angry WeHo hotel made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities say

Mondrian shooter was angry WeHo hotel made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities say
Authorities were investigating a shooting late Tuesday outside an upscale West Hollywood hotel on the Sunset Strip. (Los Angeles Times)

A gunman fired several rounds outside the upscale Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood on Tuesday evening in a fit of rage after the hotel staff made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities said.

The man was told to leave the hotel after the dispute. As he was leaving, he shot four or five rounds into the air, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Charles Duncan. No one was hit.

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The man, in his 30s, then got into a silver hatchback waiting at the curb, with a woman behind the wheel. The car was last seen heading east on Fountain Avenue.

A front desk receptionist who answered the phone at the hotel declined to comment.

It's unclear if the gunman was staying at the hotel or visiting its restaurant or bars. Duncan did not know whether investigators had identified him.

Authorities were canvassing the scene.

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UPDATES:

10:35 p.m.: This article was updated to reflect that authorities said the gunman was upset over his marijuana.

This article was originally published at 9:20 p.m.

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