1 dead , 3 injured in Hotel shooting

On Saturday night (10/21) , a local rapper and multiple friends checked into The Standard Hotel (550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071) for a “music release/birthday party”, when gunshots were reportedly exchanged by two separate parties inside the building, at approximately 2:00am Sunday morning . LAPD law enforcement arrived at the scene around 2:30am; after nearby guests heard nearly seven shots fired in an altercation beginning when a group of men were denied access to a party . Police identified the local rap artist as Vincent Cabrera (21) who was visiting downtown Los Angeles to promote a CD released on (10/16) which apparently details a drive-by shooting that dates back to 2014 on the east end of Fresno, California; in one of the songs. Witnesses at the party say the rapper was getting threats on social media and altho he was advised to leave, Cabrera refused. The incident left 1 man dead and 3 others injured . 2 men that were hit with bullets were found near the lobby of the hotel, while a black 9mm handgun was found in the parking lot . The man killed was reportedly one of the 4 men that were trying to gain access to the party. Witnesses tell law enforcement that the rapper and his entourage were indefinitely acting in self-defense. Cameras do confirm who insinuated the situation, but authorities are unsure as to who shot the weapons and who initially carried them; which can lead to several arrests in the coming days. Police are looking into social media accounts for any incriminating statements and/or clues to who were involved. Anybody with information are asked to come forward immediately. Pg. 3