The 23-year-old victim, identified by relatives as Kim Pham, remains on life support after the attack outside The Crosby Bar and Nightclub in the 400 block of North Broadway in downtown
According to police, the woman was waiting to enter the nightclub with her friends when an argument began with another group of patrons. The argument escalated into a fight, which left the woman severely beaten, police said.
Patrol officers responding to the scene found the woman on the sidewalk, and she appeared to be unconscious, police said.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the victim's sister, Katie Nguyen, described her as having ``passed away on Sunday'' while her body remained on life support.
Santa Ana Police have arrested one suspect, who they described as a woman in her 20s, for the attack, but four others, two men and two women, are considered suspects and remain at large.
The Orange County Register reported that the victim graduated from
The victim also had an essay entitled ``Men Don't Talk About Their Feelings'' published in a 2011 anthology.
The council had previously discussed the issue in 2010 after a shooting in an underground garage but shelved it for lack of funding.
Downtown Inc., a coalition of downtown
Police asked any witnesses to come forward, particularly if they took any cell phone video of the brawl. Anyone with information was asked to call police at
A memorial of candles and flowers was continuing to grow outside the nightclub.
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