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Los Angeles-area ‘ambush’ shooting at house party leaves 4 dead, 1 injured

A Los Angeles area shooting at a house party early Sunday left four people dead and another injured.  According to local reports and city officials, the shooting took place in Inglewood — a city of about 100,000 people 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles — around 1:30 a.m.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene, and paramedics rushed two others to the hospital. One of them died en route to the hospital, and the other is expected to survive. The victims who died were reportedly two females and two males.

Inglewood Mayor James Butts spoke to reporters on Sunday and described the shooting as an “ambush” involving multiple shooters firing multiple weapons including a rifle and a handgun. The mayor said it was the largest number of single shooting victims in Inglewood since the 1990s.  Said Butts of the shooters: “These are sociopathic killers that have to be sequestered from society. Turn yourselves in. We will find you, and we will prosecute you.”

Police haven’t released a potential motive or said if any of the victims were targeted. The man who survived allegedly admitted to being a member of a street gang in another city, and investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was gang-related.

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