Three people have died and four have been injured this Saturday in a shooting in an upper-class neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, local police reported.
The shooting occurred in the middle of the night, at 2:50 local time (10:50 GMT), and took place in the Beverly Crest neighborhood, right next to the popular area of Beverly Hills.
Of the seven people who were shot, four were outside a home and three (the three deceased) were inside a vehicle, local police reported.
According to NBC, two of the fatalities were men and one was a woman. Of the injured, three were men and one was a woman.
Police have indicated that the injured are in serious condition and have been transported to a hospital located at the University of California (UCLA).
According to local television shows, such as ABC, several agents are at the scene and have placed yellow tape around the area to prevent pedestrians from entering the area where the event occurred.
Police are still investigating what happened and the motives and circumstances that led to the shooting are unknown.
The state of California, one of the most progressive in the US, has been the scene in recent days of several shootings that have jumped to public opinion.
Last weekend, ten people lost their lives when a man began shooting inside a dance hall in the Californian town of Monterey Park, a suburb near Los Angeles with a majority Asian population.
After that event, on Monday night there was another shooting in the Californian town of Half Moon Bay, in which seven people lost their lives.
According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit project that tracks gun violence in the country, so far in 2023 there have been 42 “mass shootings” and more than 3,200 people have died from firearms. fire, more than half of them by suicide.
GVA defines a mass shooting as one that ends with three victims, whether dead or wounded, not including the perpetrator of the attack if he died or was injured during the event.
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