Following social media reports that there was an active shooter inside Soho House West Hollywood on Wednesday morning, the social club and the L.A. Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station have confirmed to Variety that no shots were fired.
When reached via phone by Variety, a receptionist at Soho House West Hollywood said there weren’t any shots fired in the building and that they were in the clear. A representative for the L.A. Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station echoed their statement, saying that since no shots were fired inside the building, it was not an active shooter situation.
On Wednesday morning, the LASD West Hollywood Station tweeted that it was looking for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect, and that it had received a call around 8:18 a.m. to report the person, who was described by LASD as a “male adult wearing a grey sweatshirt.” LASD also tweeted that the suspect “pointed a handgun at the victim.”
This morning at approximately 8:18am West Hollywood Station, received a call of a possible assault with a deadly weapon incident.
West Hollywood Station has an active containment and investigation at the 9200 Block of Sunset Blvd.
What we know: pic.twitter.com/SwP8tLwBxp
— LASD West Hollywood (@WHDLASD) April 27, 2022
A source close to the social club said the suspect went to an office space in the building, and that the entire building at 9200 Sunset Blvd. was on lockdown, not just Soho House. The source noted that the Soho House entrance is through the building’s parking garage, which is where the suspect was seen. Soho House has now reopened.
The SoHo House is an international members-only club catering to elites and creatives across industries. The West Hollywood location is a hotbed of Hollywood meetups and schmoozing. By day, any number of A-list screenwriters camp out in luxurious leather booths working on script drafts and pounding Diet Coke. By night, the garden terrace boasts koi ponds and panoramic Los Angeles views.