Nine Shot, 1 Killed in Shooting at Southern California Party

Thomas said no arrests have been made nor has the suspect been identified

Authorities at the scene of a shooting in Highland.

One person was killed and nine people were wounded during an overnight shooting at a party that drew about 100 people to a Southern California hookah lounge, police said Saturday.

San Bernardino police officers dispatched late Friday found the person who was killed outside the lounge, where the party advertised on social media was held in a strip mall in the city east of Los Angeles, Sgt. Equino Thomas said.

According to NBCLA, the sheriff's department initially said that 10 people were shot and later updated that number to nine. Some were taken to hospitals by ambulance and others went on their own, he said. Police said injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police did not know if one or more people fired shots, no suspects have been arrested or identified and authorities were seeking the public's help for information to help the investigation, Thomas said.

The shooting started inside the hookah lounge after an argument and people spilled into the parking lot, where more shots were fired, he said.

The victims did not seem to have been intentionally targeted, Thomas said.

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