Los Angeles police released the identities Tuesday of the three men killed in a Porter Ranch gated community, saying the crime does not appear to be a random attack.
The victims were identified by the Los Angeles Police Department as Gary Davidson, 39; Benny Lopez, 46; and Jesus Perez, 34. Police said it appears Davidson had allowed the shooter or shooters into the house before gunfire broke out Monday afternoon, and the crime does not appear to be a burglary as has been speculated.
It's believed the suspect or suspects likely knew the victims, who had been specifically targeted, LAPD Capt. William Hayes told reporters during a Tuesday news conference. He said the three victims were all found in the same common area of the home.
Hayes said there was no sign of forced entry, and it appears the suspect(s) were let into the home for some "period of time" before a struggle and shooting ensued.
The shooter(s) would have to have been let in since it's a gated community, so police are looking at surveillance video and following up on who came in and out, Hayes said.
The LAPD captain would not say whether drugs are believed to have been involved.
Authorities were called to the large, two-story home after a female resident in an upstairs bedroom called 911 about 3:45 p.m. after hearing a gunshot, Hayes said. The woman had tried getting ahold of Davidson, who she's believed to have some sort of relationship with.
Davidson was the only one of the victims who lived at the home in the affluent community of the northwestern San Fernando Valley, Hayes said. He had been renting there for about two years.
Police also believe he had some sort of relationship with Lopez, a resident of Anaheim, and Perez, who's from Perris.
Nobody was in custody in connection with the killings, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said earlier Tuesday. He declined comment when asked if police are searching for suspects.
U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives in Porter Ranch, told reporters he feels safe but said the killings in a small community "shakes you up a bit."
Guests and residents must drive past a guarded gate to enter the development, where homes list for over $1 million.