LOS ANGELES – Three people were killed and four others were wounded Saturday during a shooting at a gathering in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, authorities said.
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 2:35 a.m. Saturday to the 2700 block of North Ellison Drive reported three people dead at the scene, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three were found dead inside a parked car.
Paramedics rushed two people to a hospital and the other two victims self-transported themselves to a hospital — which was not a trauma center, Stewart said. Two were critically injured and two are in stable condition.
The initial dispatch was an “assault with a deadly weapon call” at about 2:40 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division reported. Homicide detectives were called to the location at about 6:30 a.m., according to a police officer.
The shooting took place in an area of the Santa Monica Mountains that borders Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Detectives said the residence was a “short- term” rental, ABC7 reported.
Police said there was some kind of gathering at the location, and three of the victims were found in a vehicle.
“We’re still interviewing additional occupants as well as witnesses and neighbors, to try to piece together exactly what happened here,” the LAPD’s Bruce Borihanh told reporters. “Investigators are also going door to door and looking for additional surveillance video, or any evidence that can help us determine what happened here and why these victims were shot.”
The LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division is handling the investigation, and anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call 213-486-6890.