5 people shot at illegal warehouse party in Los Angeles

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 11:39:09-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five people were shot at an illegal party attended by up to 200 people at a Los Angeles warehouse.

The shooting was reported just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in a commercial area south of downtown LA.

Police say people scattered after about 20 shots were fired. KABC-TV reported five shooting victims -- three males and two females -- were transported to hospitals and all are expected to survive. Police didn't immediately identify any suspects.

Investigators suspect the shooting was gang related.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has threatened to shut off utilities to people or businesses hosted large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.