The moment a wild party at a mansion owned by a former Australian soap star descended into deadly chaos was caught on camera.
A mass shooting broke out at the short-term rental property, owned by former Sullivans child star-turned property mogul Susan Hannaford, in the affluent LA neighbourhood of West Mulholland Drive.
The unidentified victim, a 35-year-old woman, was rushed to hospital after being shot when a gun fight broke out at 1.15am on Tuesday.
Dramatic footage captured on mobile phones shows shocked revellers fleeing as gunfire echoed throughout the mansion.
Party-goers were captured running, screaming and swearing as emergency vehicles swarmed to the scene.
‘Hey be careful my boy, they’re shooting over there,’ a male reveller behind the camera could be heard saying to a friend.
Hundreds of men in chains and scantily-clad women were seen fleeing out the front of the property, where several luxury cars were parked.
The man filming made his way inside to warn other confused party-goers ‘they’re shooting out there’.
In a separate video, several shots could be heard ringing out as the same man with the camera ran outside.
‘Oh somebody got hit! Somebody got shot,’ he yelled while fleeing, as police sirens sounded in the background.
‘I wanna get out of here and get my car. F**k this, I’m gonna leave. I’m gonna get out of here.’
Footage taken before the shooting showed at least 50 revellers gathered around the pool and on the three balconies of the mansion.
‘We’re here at a Hollywood Hills house party. All the women, all the Rolls Royces. Pretty cool,’ the same reveller said while filming. ‘Too many fools and money over here.’
An attendee told A Current Affair she heard 20 gunshots before she ‘instantly started running around the house screaming’.
Hannaford and her family have lived at the mansion for two decades, but reportedly often rent it out for parties.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Hannaford was present at the property or had any involvement in the party or shooting.
Initial reports from partygoers said hundreds of people had gathered at the sprawling property to celebrate an unidentified football star making the NFL draft.
However, police sources told TMZ they believe the party was hosted by the notorious LA gang 8-Tray Gangster Crips and that there were no NFL players in attendance.
Hannaford, who rose to fame after appearing as Kitty Sullivan in the 1970s Australian TV series ‘The Sullivans’, owns the $9million, 14-bedroom Beverly Crest mansion.
The former soap star has built a huge property empire in the United States since leaving Australia, with luxury properties in California and Nevada.
LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez said at a news briefing on Tuesday morning that cops were called to the scene to find two women and a man with gunshot wounds.
They were rushed to hospital with one patient in grave condition and two in a critical condition.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed one woman later died in hospital.
The two other victims were said to be in a stable condition by about 8am on Tuesday.
The male victim is in his 30s and the second woman in her 40s, CBS reported.
A fourth victim – a woman – suffered a wrist injury while trying to flee the scene, while another man checked himself into a local hospital but was later released.
Ramirez said the incident is being treated as gang-related. No suspects have yet been identified or arrested, he added.
Kennie D. Leggett, security manager for the event at the rented mansion, told CBS the lavish party was thrown to celebrate a football player being recently drafted to an NFL team.
He did not identify the player or which team he had been drafted to.
‘We have money. We are people. This COVID, I mean, is just pushing us out everywhere, and we have nothing, so the only thing we do have is Airbnbs to rent swimming pools for our kids, to do big things and things of that nature,’ said Leggett.
He said his team planned on staying until 3am. when the party was scheduled to end.
Cops have denied the claims of ties to an NFL star, saying they believe this version of events was a cover story in anticipation of trouble potentially breaking out, reported TMZ.
Police sources told TMZ they believe it was a party for the 8-Tray Gangster Crips and that there was no evidence of any NFL players attending the bash.
The 8-Trays are a notorious street gang on the West Side of South LA and are thought to be one of the most violent gangs in LA County.
The NFL Draft took place around four months back in April and rookie players selected are already in training camps with their new teams.
Chaotic footage of the aftermath showed one partygoer cradling an injured person in their arms on the ground outside the property.
A female and male partygoer were also seen scuffling as she shouted ‘that’s my brother’.
Emergency services were seen attending another victim on the ground, while cops in riot gear stood on guard.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Hannaford for comment.
The 66-year-old has been living in the mansion with her grandchildren Bella and Dante.
Hannaford made headlines in Australia in 2018 after accusing Channel Seven’s Sunday night of ‘setting her up’ in a TV interview about her finances.