A Hollywood Hills party with more than 100 people in attendance ended abruptly when a man accidentally shot himself in the groin and the leg, police said.
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the gathering at 1410 Miller Drive at 10:37 p.m. Saturday in response to a loud party call, according to Officer Rosario Cervantes of the LAPD Media Relations Section.
The party appeared to be in violation of city’s Safer at Home order.
“At the time nobody knew what was going on,” said Officer Ruben Padilla of the Hollywood Community Police Station, explaining investigators first had to determine whether the gunman fired on purpose or not.
Padilla said the man had the gun in his waistband when it went off by mistake. A single bullet pierced the man’s groin and leg, he said, adding he is now in stable condition.
The party was at a short-term rental property with multiple units, he said, and the organizers are believed to be visitors to the area.
The investigation is ongoing.
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