Four killed in ‘ambush’ at house party near Los Angeles

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Four killed in 'ambush' at house party near Los Angeles

Four people were killed when multiple suspects ambushed a house party near Los Angeles in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting, authorities and officials said.

Police responded at 1:38 a.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting at a home in the city of Inglewood, Mayor James T. Butts said.

Officers discovered two women, sisters Breahna Stines and Marneysha Hamilton, dead at the scene, police said.

Two men were also shot and killed and another man was hospitalized in critical condition and expected to survive, news station CBS2 reported.

“This is the largest number of shooting victims in a single crime since the 1990s,” Butts said in a statement.

Butts called the shooting an “ambush” and said it appeared to be gang-related.

“The surviving victim indicated that he is gang-affiliated from another city. He has an extensive criminal history. This information along [with] the targeted nature of this crime, the weapons used and statements uttered before the shooting by the suspects indicate that this crime was indeed gang-related,” he said.

Police investigators stand at a command post near a crime scene in a home.
Two women and two men were shot and killed inside the home.
Damian Dovarganes/AP

Shell casings at the scene indicate that at least one of the weapons used was an assault rifle, the mayor said.

Authorities are searching for multiple suspects.

No descriptions have been provided of the suspects, but officials are asking neighbors or witnesses for any videos that might have captured the shooting.

Police investigators stand near the scene of a home shooting.
A third man was shot and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Damian Dovarganes/AP

“The Inglewood Police Department is committed to bringing the perpetrators of this monstrous, vicious crime to justice,” Butts said.

Police said the home was listed as an unregulated Airbnb. The home had been rented for two weeks by a group of tourists from Sweden, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The home is less than two miles from SoFi Stadium, where the NFC championship game will take place next week and the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.

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