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Actress' Companion Shot In Hollywood

10/18/2008 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bonnie SomervilleA good friend of Bonnie Somerville was shot in the back at a Hollywood party last night.

Somerville (the girl who played Ross' GF Mona on "Friends") was leaving a T-Mobile party on Sunset Blvd. just after 2 AM with her friend when, according to our law enforcement sources, "a man came out of nowhere from behind with a gun."

We're told the gunman demanded her purse, she began to scream, a struggle ensued and the suspect shot Somerville's friend in the back.

The picture you see of Bonnie was taken at the event, just hours before the shooting.

We don't know his condition. The suspect, a black male who appeared to be in his teens, is still on the loose.

UPDATE: TMZ has spoken with the man who called 911. He says Somerville told cops after her friend was shot the suspect said, "Bitch, gimme your purse or you'll get shot too."

Somerville gave up her purse. Somerville told cops the suspect escaped in a vehicle with several other men. She thought the weapon was a BB gun, but a nearby valet said it was a .22. The witness told us the friend was shot in his lower right back.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ it was a "small caliber bullet" and that the victim was "alert and awake" and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood.

We're told the victim's name is Walter Stewart and he is now in stable condition.


34 COMMENTS

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1.

arte help    

Hang on, I thought OJ was in jail. WTF???

2198 days ago
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Joe    

This happened at 2:17, not 1:30. I give you guys a great story and you still can't get the facts straight!!!

2198 days ago
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It's the editing    

"A male Black who appeared to be in his teen"? Nice editing, TMZ.

2198 days ago
4.

SK    

TMZ fix your grammar! Did one of your illegals write this?

2198 days ago
5.

Joe    

No more stories until I start getting paid.

2198 days ago
6.

SK    

How about this one? (the girl who Ross' GF Mona on "Friends")

2198 days ago
7.

frogs and gravel    

At least they spelled the last word loose correct. I thought for sure the TMZ staff would spell it lose.

2198 days ago
8.

John    

There's no capital "B" on black, even if you are describing a person. Colors aren't capitalized... WTF?

2198 days ago
9.

mack    

I guess TMZ has now resorted to lying in their headlines it says the actress was shot, and it was actually her boyfriend...............small typo i guess

2198 days ago
10.

chica    

'a male Black'???

As in, 'He was a Black'??

Geeez guys.

2198 days ago
11.

brooklyn    

Unbelievable! Bonnie Somerville, born and bred in FLATBUSH BROOKLYN, gets held up in LA and companion gets shot!!!! How ironic is that!

2198 days ago
12.

sparkys nemesis    

I'm not prejudice but...a young black male on the loose after committing a crime? Hmmm, that should be hard to find.

2198 days ago
13.

brooklyn    

Do you know her companion's name?

2198 days ago
14.

Independent for Barack    

And they wonder why they get stereotyped!! Typical

2198 days ago
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brooklyn    

JUST FOUND OUT BONNIE'S COMPANION'S NAME, BURKE STUART, A STRUGGLING ACTOR/BARTENDER. HE IS STABALIZED BUT THE BULLET WENT THROUGH HIS KIDNEY AND LIVER.

2198 days ago
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