TARZANA (CBSLA) — A man has been shot and killed during a violent robbery in the San Fernando Valley.
The robbery and subsequent shooting unfolded at Sugarman Street and Garden Grove Avenue late Saturday.
Police believe that the two victims, who were renting a home in the vicinity, may have been followed from a separate location.
When they arrived at the home, three armed men approached them while they were sitting in a car ordered them out of the vehicle.
Both men were robbed and one of them — a 24 year-old — was shot. The man who was shot was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive.
The two armed suspects fled.
A neighbor shared doorbell video with CBS 2/KCAL9 that shows a car pulling up. A dark colored SUV follows about ten seconds later. Shouts and gunfire can be heard and within two minutes the SUV squeals away.
The home is the site of an Airbnb. The owner says she rented it out to a group of friends who were visiting Southern California for a birthday celebration. It used to be a sober living facility and was recently converted to an Airbnb property that is rented out by the night, weekend or week.
“They rent the property for parties or events, so we see people for two days and then they go away,” one neighbor told CBS2/KCAL 9’s Joy Benedict. “We’ve seen a string of burglaries here in the neighborhood lately. It might just be a coincidence but again the community is pretty concerned about it.”