2 arrested in deadly West Adams party shooting

Police and groups of people surround the scene of a house party shooting in West Los Angeles early Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

Two people have been arrested in connection to a house party shooting in the West Adams area that left three people dead and 12 others wounded, authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday.

The suspects were identified as Mowayne McKay, 33, and Diego Reid, 25, both of whom are Jamaican nationals, police said.

The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at what was described as a makeshift restaurant in a home in the 2900 block of Rimpau Boulevard.

According to the owner of the restaurant, there was a birthday party going on when an argument broke out between two groups, which led to the shooting.

Police said three men were found dead inside the home and 12 others -- nine males and six females -- were hospitalized with injuries that ranged from minor to critical.

Among the dead was the man who "initially engaged in the argument with the two suspects," the LAPD said in a statement.

The names of the deceased were not disclosed, authorities said, as Los Angeles County coroner's officials were still determining their identities and thus have yet to notify their families.

As of Sunday afternoon, police said, one male victim remained in "extremely critical" condition. Most of the other survivors had been released from the hospital.

The suspects were arrested early morning Sunday and were each expected to be booked for murder.

Mowayne was being held in lieu of $2,000,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Bond information for Reid was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective David Dilkes or Detective Isidro Soto, of the Los Angeles Police Department's Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, at (323) 786-5110.
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