Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting in Los Angeles, according to the city’s Fire Department. This is California’s sixth mass shooting in 2023. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call for help at 2:35 a.m. on a residential street located northwest of downtown. According to a spokesperson, responders found three people dead and two injured, who were quickly taken to hospital. The other two injured took themselves to a hospital, the spokesperson stated.
KCAL, a CNN affiliate, reported that the shootings occurred outside of Beverly Hills in the Beverly Hills Crest community. The victims were shot inside a car and the other four were standing outside of a home. Police say that the first call came in about an assault with a deadly weapon. The four people who were shot and hospitalized are reportedly in critical condition.
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Sixth Mass Shooting of 2023
The shooting comes after a man entered a dance studio in Monterey Park on January 21st and killed 11 people while they were celebrating the Lunar New Year. According to authorities, nine remain injured after the weekend shooting. Investigators are still looking into what caused the shooter to go on a massive rampage.
Seven people were also killed on Monday in Half Moon Bay in North Carolina. 66-year-old Chunli Zhao, a Chinese citizen, was the lone suspect in the massacre and was presented with seven counts of murder and a single count of attempted murder at his first court appearance.
A few hours later, five people were shot in Oakland, where one man, age 18, passed away. The incident occurred during a shooting of a music video where 40 to 50 people were in attendance when gunfire broke out. There have been no arrests made in the Oakland shooting so far, but investigators are looking into a possible group or gang connections to the case.