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Detectives still searching for clues in triple slaying in West Hollywood [Updated]

August 27, 2010 |  7:27 am

Map shows location of Thursday's triple homicide, as well as other nearby killings. Click to learn more on The Times' interactive Homicide Report. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are searching for clues in the slaying of three men late Thursday inside a West Hollywood apartment building.

Coroner’s officials were still at the scene Friday morning in the 600 block of North Kings Road, south of Melrose Avenue, authorities said. The area is taped off as investigators try to determine what prompted the shootings.

Deputies responded to the Kings Road Arms apartment building about 9:15 p.m., shortly after neighbors reported hearing a series of gunshots. Inside the apartment, detectives found three men dead of gunshot wounds, according to investigators.

[Updated, 8:30 a.m.: Speaking to reporters at the crime scene, Sgt. Bill Marsh said the victims, who have not been identified, were found in various parts of one apartment in the modest three-story building. He said there was no sign of forced entry or a struggle. 

The victims were in their 20s and 30s but little else is known about them, Lt. Pat Nelson said. It was also unknown if the victims were tenants.

"We believe they are of Middle Eastern descent," Nelson said. "Basically, this is a triple murder. We don't have any suspects at this time."

No drugs or weapons were found at the scene, he said.]

-- Richard Winton and Sam Quinones

Map shows West Hollywood homicides since 2007. Credit: Times' Homicide Report

Click to visit The Times' interactive Homicide Report