Gang members from Chicago arrested for triple shooting in LA's ritzy Beverly Crest neighborhood

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Three known Chicago gang members are now behind bars in connection with four murders in Southern California. All three men were arrested in different states.

BEVERLY CREST, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three suspects from Chicago were arrested for a shooting in January that left three women dead in a Beverly Crest neighborhood, officials announced Friday.

The shooting in the ritzy area up Benedict Canyon happened Jan. 28 around 2:30 a.m. outside a short-term rental on Ellison Drive. Three victims were fatally shot, and six other victims survived, according to police.

The three people killed were in a vehicle outside the home. They were identified as Destiny Sims, Nenah Davis, and Iyana Hutton. All of them were under the age of 35.

On Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced three arrests in connection with their murders. Police say the suspects were also responsible for a fourth murder in North Hollywood back in December.

The suspects, who are known gang members, were identified as Daries Stanford, 28, Dejean Thompkins, 28, and Dontae Williams, 23.

At least three people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting in Beverly Crest early Saturday morning, according to police.

Thompkins was arrested in Chicago on April 10. Later that month, authorities attempted to arrest Williams, but he evaded them and fled to the area of Gary, Indiana, authorities said at a news conference. He was eventually arrested and was transferred back to Chicago.

Stanford was arrested in Manhattan on May 10. All are awaiting extradition to Los Angeles to face multiple charges including murder, attempted murder and assault.

Police say the three women got a short-term rental property to follow a Chicago based rapper. They were murdered in front of the house they were renting, but they were not, according to police, the suspects' intended target.

A motive for the shootings was not given.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the short-term rental was an Airbnb property.