Two men have been released from custody days after they were arrested in connection with a shooting at a West Adams house party that left four people dead and 11 others wounded.
Mowayne McKay, 33, and Diego Reid, 25, both of whom are Jamaican nationals, were released without bail Tuesday evening, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s online inmate records.
The fatal incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at what was described as a makeshift restaurant in a home in South L.A.’s 2900 block of Rimpau Boulevard.
The restaurant’s owner said a birthday party was being hosted at the location when two groups got into an argument that escalated into the shooting.
Three men were initially found dead inside the residence, and 12 others — nine males and and six females — were hospitalized with injuries ranging from minor to critical, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A fourth victim died Monday.
One of the men who died at the scene had “engaged in the argument with the two suspects,” according to an LAPD statement.
The names of the four deceased have not been disclosed by coroner’s officials, pending notification of family.
It was unclear what led to the release of McKay and Reid. No charges have been filed in the case, and the investigation is ongoing, the District Attorney’s Office said.
The LAPD declined comment on Wednesday.