4 killed, 1 hurt in 'ambush' shooting at house party near LA

LA house party shooting
LA house party shooting
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jan 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-23 16:19:18-05

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed and one was wounded when multiple shooters opened fire at a house party near Los Angeles early Sunday.

Police responded around 1:30 a.m. to reports of shots fired at a home in the city of Inglewood.

CBS2 reports two women and two men were shot and killed. Another man hospitalized in critical condition is expected to survive.

Mayor James Butts called the shooting an “ambush” involving multiple weapons including a rifle and a handgun.

"These are sociopath killers that have to be sequestered from society," the mayor said at a morning news conference.

The mayor described the incident as the worst single shooting crime in Inglewood since the 1990s.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting were not immediately known.

Multiple suspects were believed to have been involved and were being sought. Police are collecting evidence and searching for surveillance or cell phone video that may have captured the crime.