HOLLYWOOD HILLS— A fatal triple shooting was reported at 6655 Hollywood Boulevard – outside of Musso and Frank’s restaurant – around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, January 7. Los Angeles Police Department deputies shut down Hollywood Boulevard from both directions, from Las Palmas Avenue to Whitley Avenue.
According to the Citizen App, authorities responded to a 911 report of a person shot at 6655 Hollywood Boulevard. Police on the scene say that a total of three people were shot, one victim in the back and another victim in the stomach. At 1:30 am., it was reported that LAPD deputies requested a canopy for a third victim, who had been declared dead at the scene.
At 1:48 a.m., LAPD requested the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to take over traffic control for the next few hours. Canyon News was on the scene and can confirm that Hollywood Boulevard was shut down.
As of 1:56 a.m., both surviving victims are in critical condition and were reportedly transferred to a nearby trauma center with a police escort.
Users of the Citizen App reported hearing several gunshots and a car drive away. At 1:53 a.m., LAPD put out a crime broadcast stating that an unknown shooter used a semiautomatic handgun and fled in a vehicle heading northbound on Cherokee Avenue. Authorities are searching for a black Cadillac Escalade, as well as a white Jeep Cherokee.
No additional information is known at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD.