Eight Injured, Two Dead as NYE Party Goes Off the Rails

(TargetDailyNews.com) – A New Year’s Eve party turned deadly in Los Angeles at about 1 am on the first day of 2024, leaving two people dead and eight more wounded when an unidentified suspect opened fire on the crowd.

The Los Angeles Police Department says the mass shooting took place at an “underground party” early in the morning of January 1st at the intersection of Porter Street and South Santa Fe Avenue. A man and a woman were dead at the scene, and three of the other shooting victims were taken by ambulance to the hospital. The other injured party-goers were able to drive themselves to the emergency room.

So far, there is no information on who the suspect or suspects may be, and the identities of the injured and dead have not been released.

An Uber driver collecting passengers from the party told local media he got caught up in the melee. The driver, identifying himself only as “Mike B,” said he watched a “girl” get shot and then saw that she lay dead in front of his car. CCTV footage depicts party attendees running in fear for their lives.

Mike B said he thinks two men, each on the other side of his car, were shooting at each other, though there was “a lot more gunfire,” the source of which he could not determine.

The LAPD said local beat cops responded to the scene, where gunfire was still being exchanged when they arrived. Police found people fleeing while several victims were lying on the sidewalk and in the street. The officers gave medical rescue aid until emergency medics arrived.

Family members of the victims were horrified to learn about the shooting on social media, and several said they rushed to the scene. One woman told KABC, “It was just running, people falling,” when she got there.

The LAPD is asking the public for help in identifying the shooters. Anyone who has information about the shooting or the identity of the assailants should call LAPD’s Detective Howarth at 213-996-4143. Those who want to anonymously report information may call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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