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Detectives Investigating Another Deadly Shooting At An LA Party House

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The LAPD is investigating a deadly shooting that happened overnight at a party at a short-term rental house in the wealthy Beverly Crest neighborhood.

According to the LAPD, West Los Angeles officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The department said a party with about 25-30 people in attendance "resulted in a shooting leaving one man dead and another seriously injured."

The fatal shooting marks the second time someone has been killed at a so-called party house in that neighborhood this month.

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"It’s extremely troubling," said Ellen Evans, vice president of operations with the Bel Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council. "People are afraid, people are annoyed at the fact that it’s not been stopped."

"The proliferation of it has become out of control, especially now during the pandemic because of the bars being closed," Anastasia Mann, president of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, told us earlier this month.

An existing county order that prohibits gatherings during the pandemic hasn’t prevented house parties from proliferating in hillside neighborhoods.

For years, residents have bristled at rental or Airbnb spots that become makeshift nightclubs.

There is a party house ordinance already on the books that imposes thousands of dollars in fines for violations. And the City Attorney’s office says it’s reviewing several party house cases submitted by the LAPD.

Earlier this month, Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the utilities shut off at one party house several TikTok stars were calling home.

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