LOS ANGELES — A shooting near a large-scale house party at a multi-million-dollar home on California’s iconic Mulholland Drive left one woman dead and four other people injured early Tuesday morning.
Authorities responded just before 1 a.m. to the shootings in the Beverly Crest neighborhood and found one 35-year-old woman in grave condition, who later died, KABC reported.
According to the TV station, two other victims are listed in critical but stable condition, a third person suffered a wrist injury while fleeing the chaotic scene and a fourth person found further away from the property also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers had descended on the property earlier in the evening in response to noise complaints from neighbors and concerns about the large crowd flouting social distancing measures amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“It was a private party; it was indoors,” Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said during a Tuesday morning news conference.
“The main thing is, how do you enforce the fact that it’s a private party? If it’s a public gathering, it might be different but ... it’s like me going to your house trying to tell you what to do in your own property,” he added.
The subsequent shooting, however, is being investigated as a gang-related homicide, and no arrests have been made, Ramirez told the Times.
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