4 dead and 1 injured in ‘ambush’ shooting at party near Los Angeles

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Four people were killed and one injured when multiple shooters opened fire at a house party near Los Angeles early Sunday, authorities said.

Police responded around 1:30 a.m. to reports of shots being fired at a home in the town of Inglewood, Mayor James Butts told reporters.

Two women and two men were shot and killed and another man was hospitalized in critical condition and is expected to survive, CBS2 reported.

Butts called the shooting an “ambush” involving multiple weapons, including a rifle and a handgun. The mayor described the incident as the worst shooting crime in Inglewood since the 1990s.

“These are sociopathic killers who need to be separated from society,” Butts said of the shooters.

Authorities are looking for several suspects, he said. Officers interviewed witnesses and scoured the neighborhood for any security camera footage.

Police did not reveal a potential motive or whether any of the victims were targeted. The man who survived admitted to being a member of a street gang in another city and investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was gang-related, CBS2 said.

Inglewood is a city of approximately 100,000 people located 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is home to SoFi Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played next month.

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