Brief: Drive-by shooting at The Woodman

A shouting match leads to a shooting, leaving three people wounded at a sports bar in Sherman Oaks.

By Anthony Lopez, Staff Writer


The Woodman, a popular bar on Ventura Boulevard, was involved in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning when patrons began shouting at others in a car, resulting in gunfire. Three patrons were injured during the 1:30 a.m. incident and taken to nearby hospitals. Monday, May 3, 2021. Sherman Oaks, Calif. (Photo by Gene Wickham /The Valley Star)

Three people were left wounded last Sunday after two gunmen opened fire at a sports bar in Sherman Oaks.


According to an article by ABC 7 News, Los Angeles police officials stated that the incident started out as a verbal altercation which turned physical around 2 a.m. at The Woodman, located on Ventura Boulevard. At some point, a drive-by shooting occurred, and someone in the crowd fired shots at the car, according to authorities.


“I can’t even digest it,” said Marisa Morales, a neighbor in a recent CBS News article. “This is where I live and where I raise my children.”


Gunfire has become a rising concern in Los Angeles. LAPD Police Chief Michael Moore, reported that there have been more than 450 victims of shootings so far this year — a 70 percent increase from this time last year.


The victims, who currently have not been identified yet, are reported to be two men and a woman. According to Daily News, when both gunmen were firing at each other one person was hit in the leg and another in the foot. The third victim was taken to a hospital by a friend.


The Valley Star reached out to The Woodman — which was open on Monday afternoon — however they declined to provide more information about the incident.


A search is still in progress to capture the two suspected gunmen.

Recent Posts

See All

Restaurant industry rallies against California fast food workers. By Asher Miles, Staff Writer Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Act, a bill that will introd