3 Black Women With Links To The Chicago Area Were Victims Of LA Mass Shooting
Three Black women with ties to the Chicago area have been revealed as among the victims of a recent mass shooting in Los Angeles. According to the New York Post, police responded to a call around 2:30 a.m. reporting a shooting in the Beverly Crest area.
The location of the shooting was a short-term rental home with an estimated value of about $3 million. When the LAPD arrived on the scene, they found seven victims.
The outlet reports the three women were found dead inside a vehicle outside the home. The remaining four victims included three men and one woman, the Post reported. Two had critical injuries. They were transported to a nearby hospital for care. Two were reported in stable condition, and two were in critical condition, according to CBS Los Angeles. Authorities did not share their identities.
Police identified the deceased as Iyana Hutton, 33, of Chicago; Nenah Davis, 29, of Bolingbrook, Illinois; and Destiny Sims, 26, of Buckeye, Arizona. Police Sgt. Frank Preciado found the three women but did not report any ideas of what led to the shooting.
The Post added that LAPD Officer Jader Chavez said the authorities were unsure if the address had any prior noise or disruption complaints. Currently, police have no suspects but are reviewing surveillance footage from the block’s street cameras.
The LAPD tweeted to ask the community to share information if they had it.
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Update on West LA incident below. We can confirm that 3 of the deceased victims were in a vehicle that was parked in front of the residence. pic.twitter.com/Xw6p407SVN
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) January 28, 2023
As the shooting details unfold, the three victims have links to Chicago.
Sims was a mother of three born and raised in Chicago, and she had recently moved to Arizona.
Her mother told WMAQ she wasn’t sure what happened at the gathering that left her daughter dead, but that she was shaken by it.
Davis was also a mother and an Illinois native. A social media post by friend Bryan James revealed that Davis lost her father less than three months ago.
Hutton was memorialized on Facebook by her father, Keith Hutton. “YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME MY #1. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ITSELF ETERNALLY.. R.I.P. BABY,” he wrote in part.
The senseless shooting was the sixth mass shooting in California within a week, according to the Gun Violence Archive, as reported by CBS News.
The tragedy happened a few days after the Monterey Park mass shooting, leaving 11 people dead and nine injured.
Two shootings occurred at Half Moon Bay farms on Jan. 23, killing seven people.
Mayor Karen Bass tweeted her concern regarding the mass shootings, stating thoughts and prayers were “not enough.”
This is the eleventh mass shooting in the United States and the fourth in California this week.
Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need action.https://t.co/x4pII0oh4j
— Mayor Karen Bass (@MayorOfLA) January 28, 2023