LAPD Called to Huge, Lavish Wedding in Bel Air, No Masks, No Social Distancing

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Just as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti authorizes the city to shut off LADWP service in egregious cases in which houses, businesses, and venues host unpermitted, large gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a family in the Holmby Hills neighborhood threw a huge, lavish wedding Wednesday sans masks or social distancing. 

Los Angeles Police officers were called to the home after neighboring residents called police about noise complaints, according to CBS Los Angeles

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"We have been clear from the beginning that getting together in groups outside of your household that is not permitted, is not allowed and we have asked Angelenos not to gather and not have parties," Garcetti said.

Just following the arrival of police to the mansion, located in the 10300 block of Wyton Drive at around 11:50 p.m., the event allegedly dispersed. 

One wedding guest told CBSLA, that despite gathering all mandated protocols were observed. “Social distancing, washing hands, temperatures, masks, elderly separated, everything was according to standard,” the guest says. 

Monday night officers were called to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, above Beverly Hills after reports of disturbing the peace. By Tuesday morning, there was a shooting at the gathering, leaving two people wounded and one dead. The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide. 

KNX is reporting that the house was rented for someone for $10,000 for an unidentified NFL player, with some 200 people in attendance. 

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, three people were shot during the massive party in the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive at around 1:00 a.m.  

At least three victims are in critical condition, and one woman has reportedly died.