3 dead, 4 injured in luxurious Los Angeles neighborhood

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Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a multimillion-dollar short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood early Saturday morning, 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.

Sgt. Frank Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said Saturday that the three people killed were inside a vehicle.

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

Investigators were trying to determine if there was a party at the rental house or what kind of gathering was taking place, Borihanh said.

Borihanh said that the police have no information on the suspects. With the shooting over, the block was sectioned 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 big and expensive. The property, estimated at $3 million, sits on a cul-de-sac and is described on online real estate platforms as modern and private with a pool and outdoor shower.

LAPD Officer Jader Chaves said the department did not know if the home had a history of noise or other party-related complaints.

The shooting on Saturday morning adds to a dance hall massacre in suburban Los Angeles last week that left 11 dead and nine injured and shootings at two Half Moon Bay farms that left seven dead and one wounded.

Last Saturday, Huu Can Tran, 72, shot dead patrons at a dance hall in the predominantly Asian Monterey Park , where tens of thousands attended the Lunar New Year festivities that same night. He drove to another ballroom, but was stopped by an employee. Many of the dead were in their 60s and 70s.

Tran later committed suicide as police approached the van he was sitting in.

On Monday, a man shot and killed 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 facing murder charges in what police have called a case of workplace violence.

The murders have dealt a severe 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, in 2022, the US recorded more than 600 mass shootings in which at least four people were killed or injured, according to the Gun Violence File .

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