Last Sunday, a security guard working at a Los Angeles nightclub was savagely beaten by a mob of as many as 11 people who left him to die in the street, KTLA reported.
According to the LAPD, officers were called to the Dragonfly Hollywood nightclub on Santa Monica Boulevard around 2:00 am Sunday after receiving 911 reports about a group of people attacking someone from the club.
According to LAPD homicide detective Samuel Marullo, the victim was confronted by as many as 11 men “for unknown reasons.” After he fell into the street, the mob “advanced” on the victim, kicking and stomping him to death, Marullo said.
ABC7 reported on Monday that the security guard was identified as 32-year-old Daniel Sandifer, a divorced father of two from Compton.
As yet, the police have not determined a motive for the attack, which left the victim unconscious and unable to breathe. Sandifer was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The suspects, which police estimate to be between seven and 11 people in their twenties, fled the scene on foot and remain at large. However, investigators believe there are likely multiple witnesses to the attack since the nightclub was still open and full of patrons at the time the incident took place.
Detectives have asked anyone who may have witnessed or recorded Sunday’s attack to come forward.
Detective Marullo told ABC7 that people often record incidents like this on their cellphones and asked anyone who might have captured the attack to “help bring a sense of justice” to Sandifer’s family.
Sandifer’s ex-wife Brittany Jones told KCAL she was heartbroken to learn that the father of their children had been killed. She pleaded for any witnesses to the attack to come forward to help the police track down the suspects.