1 killed, 1 wounded after gunfire erupts at Beverly Crest house party

One person was killed and another person was wounded after gunshots rang out at a house party held at a multimillion-dollar rental property in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles early Wednesday morning, police said.

The gunfire broke out just after 2:30 a.m. outside the home located in the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive after the two victims, ages 45 and 30, were reportedly involved in an argument outside the home, the Los Angeles Police Department said. 

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However, witnesses said they saw a car driving by and that it was possibly a drive-by shooting.

Authorities found both victims inside the home upon arrival. 

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the second victim was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance and is currently in serious condition, the LAPD said. 


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The suspect remains at-large. 

The names of the victims have not been released and a description of the suspect was not available. 

LAPD homicide detectives are investigating.

Earlier this month, a woman was killed and several others were injured at a large gathering held at a mansion in the same area.

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Last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti authorized the city to shut off utilities to a Hollywood Hills home where several large parties were hosted despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home orders, as well as multiple warnings from law enforcement.

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Garcetti announced on Aug. 5 that he would authorize the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to shut off utilities to homes and businesses that host "egregious" gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The mayor said the house parties usually take place at short-term rental homes, but the city's house party ordinance prohibits gatherings that could cause risks to people's health and safety.

Anyone with information on Wednesday's shooting was urged to call the LAPD West Bureau homicide office at 213-382-9470, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

CNS contributed to this report.