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At least 3 dead in shooting in Benedict Canyon area in L.A.

At least three people were killed and four wounded Saturday morning in a shooting in an upscale neighborhood in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles.

Three people were killed inside a vehicle on the street and four were wounded outside, a law enforcement source told The Times. The suspect or suspects remain at large.

LAPD Sgt. Bruce Borihanh said the property involved was a “short term rental home” and that detectives were trying to determine whether there was a party or gathering going on at the time.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials responded to the shooting at 2:55 a..m. in the 2700 block of Ellison Drive, a street of large hillside homes north of Beverly Hills. Los Angeles police were also on the scene.

Few details were immediately available, but police said the wounded were taken to local hospitals, according to LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tippet. Two are listed in critical condition and two in stable condition.

The entire block was cordoned off with crime scene tape early Saturday and multiple LAPD vehicles were on the scene. LAPD forensic scientists are now on the scene scouring for evidence.

The shooting comes just a week after 11 people were fatally injured in a mass shooting in Monterey Park. Three days after that, a gunman killed seven people at two farms around Half Moon Bay.



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