On early Friday morning, a deadly shootout took place in an exclusive Hollywood Hills neighborhood. The said incident is speculated to be an attempted robbery, taking place at a multi-million dollar home, per multiple resources.
This serves as the latest shooting incident, counting toward a dramatic surge in violent crime happening in Los Angeles. The said city recently decided to defund the police department.
Per TMZ, at least one person died and three others suffered injuries after gunfire erupted near Sunset Street, particularly at a home on Blue Jay Way. Reports say three men drove up to the house, riding an Audi, and started to open fire. One security gun was shot but managed to return fire and hit two of the suspects. One of the suspects died.
The Audi then raced down Blue Jay with a flat tire before LAPD officers managed to pull the vehicle over near Beverly Hills.
Deadly Shootout Takes Place in L.A.
The police found three people in the car, two of whom had gunshot wounds, as reported by The Sun. One of them was already dead while the other wounded person was rushed to the hospital nearby and was in critical condition. The third person in the car was unscathed.
The security guard that the suspect hit suffered a bullet wound to the stomach. He was also taken to a hospital.
According to reports, the deadly shootout happened around 2 a.m. local time on Friday. Multiple 911 calls connected to the incident were placed. It still remains unclear why the said men opened fire and what their plan was.
The dramatic shooting incident happened as L.A. continues to see a surge in crime following the defunding of its police department to appease the BLM movement.
According to the LAPD, there is a 50% increase in shooting victims in the city this year compared to the same timeframe last year. Also, the rate of violent crime went up by 4.3% over the same period of time.