Authorities in Los Angeles, California, identified this Sunday the three fatalities of the shooting that occurred on Saturday morning in Beverly Crest, in the mountains between Bel Air and Beverly Hills.
All three were young women from out of state:
, 33, resided in Chicago, Illinois;
, 29, lived in Boiling Brooks, also in Illinois;
, 26, in Buckeye, Arizona.
The victims were found dead inside a vehicle parked in front of a residence: they were found by paramedics who came to the scene.
Los Angeles Police Officer Prescott, at the scene of a shooting in Beverly Crest, California, on January 28, 2023. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag
Paramedics took two people who were wounded on the street to the hospital and two others presented themselves to the trauma center for gunshot wounds, Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Margaret Stewart said.
Police are investigating the shooting in the exclusive residential area, which is located north of Beverly Hills.
But so far he has not been able to find the suspect or suspects nor has he said what his motive could have been.
It is the latest incident of violence in a tragic week in California, which is recovering from the shock caused by the murder of 11 people the previous weekend in a dance hall in Monterey Park, and the fatal shootings at the farms of Half Moon Bay that left seven dead.
Officers respond to a multiple homicide in Beverly Crest, California, on January 28, 2023. ROBYN BECK / AFP/AFP via Getty Images
However, authorities have said they do not believe the killings at Beverly Crest were random.
Sergeant Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department explained that there were more than 30 shots fired outside a house that was being used as short-term accommodation.
The Airbnb and Vrbo apps list homes in the area ranging from $600 to $7,500 a night, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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Borihanh added that some kind of gathering was taking place at the house before the shooting.
But there were no witnesses in the area when the police arrived.
Some neighbors say they heard the sound of cars driving away from the scene shortly after the shots were fired.
Residents interviewed by the aforementioned newspaper said that the neighborhood is a place that is usually very quiet, although it has become common in recent years for houses and mansions to be rented for private parties, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.