California shooting: 3 dead, 4 injured in upscale LA neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a multimillion-dollar short-term rental apartment in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood early Saturday, police said.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. in the Beverly Crest neighborhood. This is at least the sixth mass shooting in California this month.

Sergeant Frank Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said earlier Saturday that the three people killed were in a car.

Two of the four victims were taken by private vehicles to area hospitals and two others were transported by ambulance, police spokesman Sgt. said Bruce Borrihan. Two are in critical condition and two are in stable condition, Borihan said. The ages and genders of the victims were not immediately released.

Investigators are trying to determine if there was a party at the rental home or what type of gathering there was, Borihan said.

Borihan said police do not have information on any suspects. After the shooting ended, the block was split up while investigators searched for evidence.

The mid-century house is in Beverly Crest, a quiet neighborhood nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains where houses are large and expensive. The property, valued at $3 million, is on a cul-de-sac and is described on online real estate platforms as modern and private with a pool and outdoor shower.

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jader Chavez said the department did not know if the house had a history of noise or other party-related complaints.

Early Saturday morning shots come to a head massacre at a dance hall in a Los Angeles suburb last week left 11 dead and nine wounded and shooting at two farms in Half Moon Bay which left seven dead and one wounded.

Last Saturday, 72-year-old Huu Cang Tran shot patrons at a ballroom in mostly Asian Monterey Park, where tens of thousands attended the Lunar New Year celebrations earlier that evening. He drove to another dance hall but was thwarted by an employee. Many of the dead were 60-70 years old.

Tran later killed himself when police approached the van he was riding in.

On Monday, a man shot four people at the mushroom farm where he worked, then drove to another farm where he had previously worked and killed three people there, authorities said. Chunli Zhao, 66, is in jail and facing murder charges in what police called a case of workplace violence.

The killings dealt a blow to the state, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and the lowest rates of gun deaths.

For the third year in a row, the U.S. recorded more than 600 mass shootings in 2022 in which at least four people were killed or injured, according to Gun Violence Archive.


Previous versions of this report incorrectly stated that this was the fourth mass shooting in California this month.

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