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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.


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16.

Barfalufugus    

Could it have been Surge Knight? Oh,wait...they said he was young.

2105 days ago
17.

Switch    

spooktacular

2105 days ago
18.

Kathie is a phony    

why does this always happen, and WHY are they almost always black? Find that thug and tell him Obama is going to give him a free check, he won't have to resort to robbing people ever again...Obama will do it FOR him!

2105 days ago
19.

sunny    

The dumb girl should have given up her purse and I'm sure no one would have been shot. What an idiot.

2105 days ago
20.

Megan    

Chill out on TMZ freaks!

2105 days ago
21.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

#2.......YOU TELLING US , TMZ HAS ILLEGALS WRITING THIS?

HELL ILLEGALS STEALING EVERYONE JOB ........

THAT'S WHY 9.4 MILLION CITIZENS IN USA , OUT OF A JOB
UNEMPLOYED. OR IF YOU WANT A JOB YOU'VE TO TRAVEL
TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY .

NAFTA WAS A WRONG MISTAKE .......


I HOPE THEY GET THE DUDE WHO SHOT THIS MAN , PUT HIS

A$$ IN JAIL , WHERE HE BELONG....YOU CAN'T TRUST ANYONE

ANYWHERE YOU GO . UNSAFE COUNTRY WE LIVE IN ....

GET YOUR A GUN LICENSE AND CARRY A GUN FOR PROTECTION .

IT'S WHAT GOING TO HAPPEN .

2105 days ago
22.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

OBAMA and MCCAIN ........isn't a good choice , for presidency .

We need a man who's going to take care of the citizens , NOT COMPANIES .

WHO wakes up every morning and says , we will help citizens and get rid
of all the illegals and CEO'S who steals money from investors , so they can
live in there LUXURY MANSIONS , LUXURY CARS ,ETCCCCC

A.I.G ..THEY RECIEVED $85 BILLION + $35 BILLION + 12 BILLION = ________

ALREADY ...........FREEZE THERE BANK ACCTS , SELL THERE PROPERTY
PUT IT ALL BACK INTO A.I..G ...........CITIZENS OF UNITED STATES SHOULDN'T
HAVE TO BAIL COMPANIES .

2105 days ago
23.

wait what    

"The girl who played Mona for five episodes on Friends".......

Dude that was like eighteen thousand years ago, and she wasn't even memorable. All I remember about her was that she was a bad actress.. This person is a nobody and if, in all this time she doesn't have any other notable credits then she really should quit acting.

2105 days ago
24.

Justin    

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is hillarious and get used to it because it's gonna happen everyday if you don't elect Obama, it's all fun and games until your child gets a sniper bullett in the ahead ala DC sniper because you chose to be a bigot lol OBAMA 08

2105 days ago
25.

Barfalufugus    

I agree with #19! She should have just given up her purse. Then again, she probably had more invested into her purse than she has invested in her career (or lack thereof).

2105 days ago
26.

jeezlouise    

Obama is a racist, He is very affiliated with terrorists and lies about it. He wants to give more free money to lazy, drugged out, drunken slobs to live on and he is buying the election with money given to him by the media. He is a phony, racist, liar. He is a fake, fraud and is unAmerican. He hates our country and is only worried about smoothing over his Muslim buddies He is not proud to be an American- he is ashamed. Welfare has ruined our society.To talk about the economy is selfish, what about all of the crime? What about corruption and fraud? That is why we are where we are. Just say Nobama- he is a fraud.

2105 days ago
27.

Meph    

"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."

Should be semi colons, not commas. You're using the sentence to define interdependent statements.

2105 days ago
28.

RaheemXavierTequilaWannaWannaWillie    

"The suspect, a black male"


How shocking!!! An afro robbing and shooting people? Those people are
usually out earning an honest living.

2105 days ago
29.

medicswife    

Yea go vote for obama I BET WITH IN 6 MONTHS TO 1YEAR BIDEN WILL BE YOUR NEW PRESIDENT WAIT AND SEE.JUST SAYING

2104 days ago
30.

matavieshne    

Wow, a lot of you who have commented here are hate-filled morons. You'd lack the courage to say what you've typed here to someone's face. You are what the human race now has deteriorated to.....mentally unwell monsters of low intellect. You'll get what you give, which will be better than you idiots deserve. Ya'll are an embarrassment, you would feel shame if you had living souls and a functioning conscience.

2104 days ago
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