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Police: LA house party ends when man shoots himself in groin

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Posted at 12:25 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 15:25:09-04

LOS ANGELES — A large house party in the Hollywood Hills ended when a man accidentally shot himself in the groin. Los Angeles police officers responding to noise complaints found more than 100 people gathered at a short-term-rental property.

The officers heard a single gunshot and called for backup. An investigation revealed that a man had been shot in his groin area. The wound is believed to have been accidentally self-inflicted and not life-threatening. Large gatherings are prohibited during the coronavirus pandemic under widespread stay-at-home orders. But despite those rules, LA police have been receiving complaints about parties that appear to violate the orders.