Four Dead, One Injured in ‘Targeted Ambush’ Shooting at House Party in Inglewood

Four people were killed and another was injured at a “targeted ambush” shooting during a house party in Inglewood on Jan. 23.

Authorities responded to a report of “shots being fired” at around 1:30 a.m. local time at a rental home on Park Avenue near Hargrave Street.

Family and friends told NBC4 that the house was holding a birthday party when the shooting occurred.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics found two injured, one of whom died while being transported to a local hospital.

The fifth victim is expected to survive but is in critical condition, authorities said.

Inglewood Mayor James Butts said at a press conference that the fifth victim had an extensive criminal history.

Butts also indicated that the fifth victim had a gang affiliation.

However, it remains unclear if the fifth victim was the target of the shooting.

The ages of the victims were not known. However, authorities identified them as three men and two women who all appear to be Black adults.

Authorities believe that multiple suspects were in involved in the shooting and that it was gang-related.

“These are sociopathic killers that have to be sequestered from society,” Butts said, referring to the suspects.

Butts said multiple weapons were used, including an assault rifle and a handgun.

Butts said that the incident was the worst single shooting crime in the city since the 1990s.


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