LOS ANGELES — Three people were wounded, one fatally and two critically, when gunfire erupted early Tuesday morning at a large party taking place at a mansion north of Beverly Hills where police had earlier responded to multiple calls of disturbing the peace.
Firefighters and paramedics responded to the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive about 12:45 a.m. and located three adults who had been wounded, treated at the scene, then taken to a hospital, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One victim was hospitalized in grave condition and the other two were hospitalized in critical condition, Prange said. One person later died, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Information was not immediately available on that person’s identity.
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No arrests have been reported, according to the LAPD.
A fourth person was found nearby with an injury to his wrist, Prange said, adding the victim’s injury was not caused by gunfire.
A video posted to social media captured the sounds of the gunfire, at least six shots initially fired, followed by at least eight more. People attending the party continued on as if nothing had occurred following the shots fired, the video showed. About two minutes later, a hail of gunfire can be heard and people begin screaming and running and trying to find safe places to hide. The video also contained blurry images of what appeared to be two gunshot victims.
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Police received at least five calls from residents who reported instances of disturbing the peace in the neighborhood beginning about 6:30 p.m. Monday, and when officers arrived they found a large party taking place at a three-story home with about 200 people attending, according to the LAPD.
There’s a huge house party on Mulholland Drive tonight, with maybe 200 cars jamming up the street— they’ve even hired three valets. Not a mask in sight. Great night for a super spreader event it seems.
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KTLA: LAPD responds to, but allows, large house party at Mulholland Drive mansion KTLA: LAPD responds to, but allows, large house party at Mulholland Drive mansion.https://t.co/V8mbsmahrj
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Officers enforced traffic and parking violations but did not enforce the county’s health order banning large gatherings, the department said. Video from NBC4 showed vehicles being ticketed.
The organizer of the party, identified by NBC4 only as “Kenny,” told the station the party was for his friends, and masks were made available to guests, who also had to undergo a temperature check before being allowed inside.
No party attendees could be seen wearing masks in video shot by multiple broadcast outlets.
A food truck was on site, and multiple high-end vehicle, including Lamborghinis and a Rolls Royce, could be seen on the video posted to social media.