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Arrest in Beating of Woman Outside SoCal Nightclub

Friends gathered to memorialize the woman, who remained on life support Monday night

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    Police are hoping cellphone video will help lead to the arrest of more people in the beating of a woman outside a nightclub. A $5,000 reward is also being offered by businesses near the Santa Ana bar where she was critically hurt. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014)

    A 23-year-old woman critically wounded during a weekend fight outside an upscale Southern California nightclub was clinging to life as police announced an arrest in the case while four others were still being sought in the assault, authorities said.

    A Santa Ana woman in her 20s was arrested in connection with the attack outside The Crosby Bar and Nightclub around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Santa Ana police said.

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    A 23-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition after a brawl in the waiting line outside a Santa Ana nightclub. The Santa Ana Police Department asks the public's help to find cellphone video from people who may have caught the alternation on camera. Patrick Healy reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (Published Monday, Jan 20, 2014)

    Relatives have identified the beating victim as Kim Pham, and said she was being kept on
    life support so her organs could be donated.

    Woman Critically Hurt in Fight Outside Nightclub

    Woman Beaten Outside OC Nightclub on Life Support

    [LA] Woman Beaten Outside OC Nightclub on Life Support
    Police are continuing to investigate the beating of a 23-year-old woman outside an Orange County nightclub on Saturday. The woman remains on life support Monday, according to police, and two men and three women are believed to be behind the attack. Patrick Healy reports live from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at noon on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (Published Monday, Jan 20, 2014)

    Police were also seeking two women and two men in the case and are hoping a $5,000 reward will lead to the culprits.

    The reward is being offered by Santa Ana businesses near the club where she was critically hurt.

    Family and friends, meanwhile, mourned her loss and gathered at a makeshift memorial at the spot where she was found unconscious.

    “She was just a person with a lot of energy,” said Emma Pham, an acquaintance of Kim Pham. “I was able to see how much influence she had on so many people.

    "In her 23 years on this earth, she gave more love, accomplished way more than many people have in their whole lifetime," Emma's friend Alex Turkich said.

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    She was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, officials said. Police said Monday that she was on life support.

    The fight began when the woman and her friends were involved in an argument with another group of females, police said. Two or three women reportedly hit and kicked the woman while she was on the ground, officials said.

    Detectives believe cell phone footage was taken of the fight, and are asking anyone with information to call 714-245-8390.

    NBC4's Kate Larsen contributed to this report.