LOS ANGELES (JNS) – A 39-year-old Israeli was shot dead in Los Angeles at 2 a.m. on June 7.
The shooting took place in the 7800 block of Fareholm Drive in Hollywood Hills, where many nearby houses are worth several million dollars each. The Daily Mail reported that the home, outside of which the shooting occurred, is worth $1.8 million.
Some Israeli outlets reported that the man was Israeli, originally from Ashkelon. KTLA, a local television station, reported that Emil Lahaziel was the victim. Late Wednesday night, an Israeli official in the United States confirmed to JNS that the Israeli Lahaziel was the man killed.
“It was unclear what led up to the shooting or what the relationship was between the gunman and victim,” KTLA reported.
Hebrew-language media reported that Lahaziel has a criminal past.
Husband-and-wife actors Adam DeVine and Chloe Bridges, who live across the street, saw the shooting from their balcony.
“This is a true scary thing that just happened. So across the street they were running this like crazy poker game, right?” DeVine said on a podcast. “People were rolling up in like Lamborghini’s and Bentley’s and Rolls Royce’s.”
Citing local police, The Los Angeles Times reported that the 39-year-old was talking to another man outside a residence when the latter pulled a handgun and shot him multiple times before fleeing east.
The victim was attending a party at the residence, per reports. Some outlets reported that there had been an argument prior to the shooting.