A 68 year-old-man opened fire on his home caregiver, seriously wounding her before turning the gun on himself and shooting himself fatally, reports CBS Los Angeles. This horrific shooting happened in one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods, Pacific Palisades, home to some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Here’s what you need to know…
1. The Shooter Had a Stroke This Year
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 23, 2013
According to NBC Los Angeles, the man suffered a stroke early in 2013 and since then had been living with a home caregiver. He was known to have guns prior to his health-issues but neighbors thought they had all been taken away from him.
2. His Victim is Undergoing Surgery
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 23, 2013
Reports from the scene say that the woman was airlifted from the scene to UCLA Medical Center with serious wounds. She underwent surgery but her condition is unknown at the time of writing.
3. The Shooting Prompted a ‘Massive’ Response From the LAPD
— Jayson Campadonia (@KNXJay) July 23, 2013
All of West L.A’s senior officers were at the address investigating the scne. A 911 call came in at around 8:24 a.m. local time, reports NBC Los Angeles.
4. The Shooting Left a Horrific Scene
This quiet neighborhood at thr 400 block of Paseo de Oro was turned into an horrific crime scene as early pictures from the scene showed what appeared to be the man’s dead body lying under a tarp. Blood could be seen all round as police and other emergency responders swarmed, reports The LA Times.
According to reports:
The area is part of a residential development called the Summit at Pacific Highlands.
5. Pacific Palisades is Amongst the Most Affluent Neighborhoods in America
Pacific Palisades is one of the swankiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, home to A-Listers such as Kobe Bryant, Larry David and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In September 2012, The Hollywood Reporter said that every unit for sale in Pacific Palisades was listed at $1 million and over.
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