News: "Friday" Star Dodges Bullet, Flees B-Day Bash After Gunshot

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 11:03AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Comedian Mike Epps reportedly had his birthday bash in Los Angeles cut short last night (November 19) after a gunshot led to clubgoers escaping and police getting involved.

Details of what reportedly went down in Hollywood's Tru nightclub surfaced online early Tuesday.

Someone fired a gun inside a Hollywood nightclub during a showdown between Mike Epps posse and other clubbers -- this according to law enforcement sources. Cops with really big guns (see video above) -- rushed to Tru nightclub just after midnight, responding to a call that a shot was fired inside the club, where the "Next Friday" actor was celebrating his birthday. According to law enforcement sources, a fight had broken out between Epps' camp and other clubgoers when someone pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot. (TMZ)

Rather than stick around, Epps fled the scene amongst other partygoers.

We're told everyone in the club ran for the doors, including Epps, who then fled the scene. No one was seriously injured ... but two women who were inside the club say they were trampled by panicked clubbers who raced for the exits. Another witness who was inside the club tells us, "Everybody scattered, everybody started fighting and everything." The witness says Mike had just arrived to the party when the gun went off ... and at that point the actor jumped in his car and left. Cops are currently investigating, and would like to speak with Epps to sort out what happened. TMZ shot footage of Mike arriving to party minutes before the shooting -- and he told us his birthday wish ... a "big booty girl." (TMZ)

Days prior, the Friday movie franchise star acknowledged fans wishing him a happy birthday.

"Appreciate all the Birthday Love! Thank you!," he tweeted November 18th. (Mike Epps' Twitter)

Coincidentally, fellow Friday After Next co-star/comedian Katt Williams ran into legal problems a few days ago.

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Oakland early Thursday morning on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Williams' tour bus was parked outside the Oakland Marriott when the alleged scuffle when down. An 18-year-old Berkeley man claims that Williams hit him in the head with a bottle on the bus, and police tracked Williams down several hours later and took him into custody. (SF Examiner)

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