Los Angeles

One Shot in Beverly Crest Home Invasion

Police described the crime as an "isolated incident" in which the assailants likely knew the victim

A man was shot early Friday in a home invasion at a residence in the hills above Los Angeles' Westside, according to police.

Officers responded to the home in the 10000 block fo Summer Holly Circle in the Beverly Crest neighborhood. The victim was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the upper body. 

The weapon was a shotgun, according to police. It was not immediately clear whether any items were taken from the house.

"This is shocking, disturbing," said Rabbi Chaim Mentz, a neighbor who was working in his home office when he heard a door slam and the sound of a car leaving the area. 

Authorities said the man's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The victim appeared to be targeted, police said, adding that the attack was likely not a random crime. Investigators said a large amount of marijuana and cash were found in the house.

"They knew who the victim was," said Lt. Randy Goddard, of the Los Angeles Police Department. "They knew that the victim had a large amount of narcotics and a large amount of cash, and that's exactly why they came out here today."

No arrests were reported early Friday. A woman who also was in the home at the time of the break-in was questioned by police. 

Detectives plan to review video from home security cameras. Detail descriptions of the attackers were not immediately available.

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