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3 Shot & Killed on Kings Road in West Hollywood [Updated]

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Crime scene tape at Melrose and Kings on Thursday evening | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Detectives in West Hollywood are searching for answers in a shooting Thursday night that left three men dead inside an apartment. At 9:18 p.m., a 911 "persons down" call came into the local Sheriff's Department, which dispatched deputies to 612 N. Kings Road, just south of Melrose Avenue.

"When deputies arrived they found three males suffering from gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, all of them were pronounced dead at the scene," said Homicide Lt. Patrick Nelson at about 12:30 a.m. Friday. He said the victims still had not been identified.

[Update, 9:25 a.m: The victims were found in different parts of the apartment and are said to be in their 20s and 30s, according to an update from the LA Times. They appear to be of Middle Eastern decent. Update, 11:35 a.m: WeHo News says the victims were found face down and that there was no sign of forced entry. Neighbors reported not hearing anything before shots rang out.]

"At first blush, it doesn't look like it's been a murder-suicide," Nelson continued, noting it would be something they would know more about as the investigation continued into the morning.