Two people who were injured in a shooting that left three women dead inside a car in the Beverly Crest neighborhood north of Beverly Hills remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, according to police, who again reached out to the public for help solving the killing.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, two other victims from the early Saturday shooting were treated and released.
On Sunday, authorities identified the three people killed in the shooting as Iyana Hutton, a 33-year-old resident of Chicago; 29-year-old Nenah Davis was from Boilingbrook, Illinois; and Destiny Sims, a 26-year-old resident of Buckeye, Arizona.
The shooting was reported at about 2:35 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of North Ellison Drive, officials said. The three women were found fatally shot inside a parked car outside a residence that authorities said was being used as a short-term rental. Four other people were taken to hospitals with injuries.
Police said there was a gathering at the location, but the nature of the gathering was not immediately known.
“We’re still interviewing additional occupants as well as witnesses and neighbors, to try to piece together exactly what happened here,” LAPD Sgt. Bruce Borihanh told reporters. “Investigators are also going door to door and looking for additional surveillance video, or any evidence that can help us determine what happened here and why these victims were shot.”
Authorities said at least 30 shots were fired, and witnesses told investigators that several cars were scene driving away from the area after the gunfire erupted. While no possible motive has been released, police said the attack did not appear to be random.
There was no immediate description of a suspect or suspect vehicle.
In a statement Monday, police again asked any residents of the area — in the area of Ellison and Arby drives and Hutton and Benedict Canyon drivers — to come forward with any information they may have, including surveillance video taken between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.
The LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division is handling the investigation, and anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call 213-486-6890.