A shooting between two party buses near the Santa Monica Pier left a woman dead and four more people injured in the early morning hours Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.
The shooting happened near Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, just outside the entrance to the pier, and police responded at about 1 a.m., officials said.
A woman was confirmed dead and three of the four people injured were transported to a nearby hospital for their injuries, Santa Monica police said.
The woman was later identified as Compton resident De'Ommie Alexis De La Cruz via a fundraising page that had been set up for her family. She was 28 years old and leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter, the page states.
"Senseless gun violence robbed me of a daughter and my granddaughter of a mother," her mother wrote on the page, alleging it was a stray bullet that killed De La Cruz.
Three to four suspects were involved and are still at large, authorities said, while some other people were taken into custody as police investigate.
A party bus was parked along Ocean and Colorado when several people exited the bus onto Ocean, police said.
Those individuals then got into an altercation with the occupants of another party bus parked nearby on Ocean who were celebrating a birthday party, police said.
Some time later, several people fired gunshots at the first bus, striking three people and an additional person on Ocean Avenue, officials said.
One of the buses was fired at while trying to leave the area and some of the possible suspects fled by going off a nearby bluff by jumping a railing onto the Pacific Coast Highway where some weapons were found, officials said.
Officials had not yet determined a motive in the deadly confrontation.