iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Police said a house party in the West Adams area of South Los Angeles turned deadly early Saturday after shots were fired at a makeshift restaurant.
The shooting left at least three people dead and 12 others injured, the Los Angeles Police Department said according to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV.
Police said 12 people were hospitalized, KABC-TV reports, and at least three of the wounded were listed in critical condition.
When police arrived at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Frank Preciado said it was “chaos,” with about 50 people running away.
“When they came into the crime scene – very horrific. We have evidence all over the place…,” he said according to KABC-TV.
Police said the homeowner did not have the proper permits to operate the residence as a restaurant, but was cooperating with authorities, according to KABC-TV. Witnesses told police it was a popular reggae spot.
“We cannot tolerate these tragedies multiplying in communities across America,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.
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