Three Killed, Four Wounded at `Short-Term Rental' Near Beverly Hills

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Three people were killed and four others were wounded during a shooting Saturday in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

Firefighters and paramedics dispatched at 2:35 a.m. Saturday to the 2700 block of North Ellison Drive reported three people dead at the scene, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Paramedics rushed two people to a hospital and the other two victims self-transported themselves to a hospital -- which was not a trauma center, Stewart said. Two were critically injured and two are in stable condition.

The initial dispatch was an "assault with a deadly weapon call" at about 2:40 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Division reported. Homicide detectives were called to the location at about 6:30 a.m., according to a police officer.

The shooting took place in an area of the Santa Monica Mountains that borders Beverly Hills and Bel Air. LAPD detectives said the residence was a "short-term" rental, ABC7 reported.

The LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division is handling the investigation, and anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call 213-486-6890.

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