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Friday, October 17, 2003

Former Kiss Guitarist Shot Outside Hollywood Club

KISSONLINE NOTE: We will keep everyone posted with updates. Bruce will be releasing a statement shortly. Please send Bruce your good thoughts.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (news) was shot in the leg and grazed by a bullet to the head on Thursday outside a popular West Hollywood nightclub when an angry patron started shooting into a crowd of 300 people, Los Angeles sheriff's deputies said.

One other person was slightly injured in the shooting rampage. The gunman was quickly wrestled to the ground by a nightclub patron and held down by others until police arrived.

Kulick, 49, was a short distance from the Rainbow Bar & Grill nightclub on Sunset Boulevard at about 1:20 a.m. PDT when he was hit in the leg and grazed in the head, a sheriff's spokesman said. He was treated at a hospital and released. Another man was shot in the foot, deputies said.

The gunman, who was not immediately identified by police, was in jail on Thursday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He had left the Sunset Strip club after arguing with several people but returned a few minutes later with a 9mm automatic pistol, deputies said.

The gunman fired several rounds into a crowd of about 300 people waiting outside the club or sitting in its outdoor restaurant, officials said.

Kulick and his representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

The New York-born Kulick performed with KISS from 1984 to 1995, leaving after the original members donned their black-and-white makeup to embark on a nostalgia tour.

Kulick has since released a solo album and performed with the band Union and 1970s rockers Grand Funk Railroad.

Still In Shock That I Met Them
From: Skyler Gantter

My name is Skyler and I am 15 years old and I have been a KISS fan for about 2 years. My mom (Dawn) and I went last night to the concert here in Sacramento. This was my 1st concert and I thought it KICKED ASS. I have been saving my money for a car but when I read about the platinum package and that I could actually meet KISS I knew this was something I had to do. I'm still in shock that I met them, all this at my 1st concert. I thank God for KISS because all of the new music sucks! I will be a fan for the rest of my life and I LOVE them.

Thank you for this great experience.

Scramento Concert Photos

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