4 People Found Shot To Death Outside Northridge Home
Four people were found shot to death and lying face down outside a home in Northridge this morning.
The shooting happened around 4:30 am in the 17400 block of Devonshire Street in front of a 2-story home—and just down the street from a police station. No suspects have been arrested, police told City News Service. The identities of the victims have not been released.
Authorities said that the home near where the shooting occurred appears to be an unlicensed boarding house. More of these sorts of living arrangements are popping up Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander told ABC 7.
This home in particular didn't seem to be a problem until today, and the neighborhood tends to have few violent crime, the Los Angeles Times notes.
Detectives are interviewing residents of the home today to figure out what the motive for the shooting might have been—and who might be a suspect. The Times notes that no weapon was recovered from the scene.
UPDATE: The victims have only been identified so far as two women and two men, according to City News Service. Police told CNS that the victims were found in the home's side yard. At the time, 8 or 9 other residents were inside the home, who reported hearing yelling and screaming before gunshots rang out. Witnesses have been giving conflicting statements about what exactly happened.