One person is dead, and two others are in critical condition after shots were fired at an upscale party in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
As CBS Local Los Angeles reports:
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — One person was killed and two more were critically wounded after shots were fired at a large party at a mansion in the upscale hillside neighborhood of Beverly Crest in the early morning hours Tuesday.
The shooting occurred at around 12:47 a.m. at a home in the 13200 block of West Mulholland Drive, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports. In a video posted by one partygoer to Instagram, about 20 gunshots could be heard. There appeared to be two rounds of gunfire. Following the second, there was chaos as people tried to run to safety.
All three were rushed to local hospitals, where one person died and two others were in critical but stable condition, Los Angeles police told CBSLA. A man in his 30s and a woman in her 40s were among the victims…
Kennie D. Leggett, who identified himself to CBSLA as the head of security for the party, alleged it was being thrown to celebrate a player recently getting drafted to an NFL team, but did not clarify the name of the player or which team he was drafted to.
.@LAPDWestLA is trying to break up a LARGE party happening in the hills of #BeverlyCrest. Officers have been on scene for over an hour now, very few people left and we’ve seen more people show up in what appears to be a shuttle van. #Sky9 overhead.
— Mike Rogers (@MikeRogersTV) August 4, 2020
Despite large gatherings being prohibited by LA County due to the coronavirus pandemic, police stated that they couldn’t enter the home to break up the massive party without a warrant.