SANTA ANA (CNS) - The woman who was beaten into unconsciousness outside  a Santa Ana nightclub was a psychology graduate, aspiring writer and part-time  fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, it was reported today.

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 Santa Ana around Saturday.

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  ChapmanUniversity in 2013 with a psychology degree and had worked in her spare  time to raise awareness of and funds for breast cancer research.

The victim also had an essay entitled ``Men Don't Talk About Their  Feelings'' published in a 2011 anthology.

Santa Ana councilwoman Michele Martinez, who represents the city's Ward  2, said she planned to ask the city to re-consider the introduction of  surveillance cameras in the historic downtown precinct, according to the Times.

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 Santa Ana businesses, offered a  $5,000 reward for information leading to the perpetrators, Bertagna said.

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 (714) 245-8390.

A memorial of candles and flowers was continuing to grow outside the  nightclub.


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