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

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

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"investigators try to determine what prompted the shootings."


"detectives believe the men may be Russian immigrants"


let me guess - Trotskyists vs Stalinists?

I'm trying to figure out what article you actually read...

"We believe they are of Middle Eastern descent," Nelson said.

In canada they call that a "hat trick".

No way, it's starting to look like a triple murder!!!

- hungrybear

Tina's not free

Russian? It says Middle Eastern, meaning Arabic or similar. Where did you get Russian?

Sorry Whiteman, but I have to go with Armenian. The young ones live off their parents and have a false sense of entitlement, a horrible way of treating women, and think there is nothing wrong with going around in a BMW with no plates and hanging out in gangs. Everyone so worried about Mexican immigrants are fearing the wrong people. These guys are cockroaches with AKs.

To "Me"
Your wide-brush generalizations are insulting and racist.
And, by the way, where did you get that people "fear" Mexicans? Unless you are a conservative biggot, or a white supremacist, we do not fear Mexicans in So. Cal.

Not every Armenian is the way you described, their are so many educated well rounded citizens here in America that happen to be Armenian. So next time don't open your big mouth cuz you only make your self look like a ignorant dumba**. Thats like saying every white person lives in a trailer or every mexican is an illegal immigrant. Get your facts straight.....

three people are dead! Murdered! Does it matter if they were rich or poor? Or Armenian or any other ethnicity. NO! They were three young men whose lives were stolen from them. There is no good reason for killing.

Does this not count towards the City of LA murders for 2010 since it occured in the City of West Hollywood? I think we need to tally up the County's murders and then raise the flag.

Of course Armenian, The worst kind of people!

No respect for anyone, and Zipping thru traffic like they own the whole road
Even in traffic they are zipping thru traffic, because no plates so they think they wont get caught!

I have a camera mounted on my car i report any person who drives recklessly!

Don't know about the rest of you, but I fear the racist white man from the Nazi Regime.

as a citizen of weho, Im shocked this could happen in such a gay city. it's middle easterns who ruin life for all of us.

Here is your clue: sex, drugs or money!

I wonder if this has any connection to the slaying that occurred in early April in North Hollywood where four men of Middle Eastern origin were gunned down in a a restaurant. Those four men were apparently targeted and it looks like these three men may have been also.

3 young Jewish Iranians. What a shame.

Sounds like an April flashback. Put one down for the team!!

p.s. taking back our country

Well, for all you Armenian-haters: You can relax - they were Persian. LA Weekly lists the victims. You can now start bashing the muslims or Islam since most of you have nothing better to do than blame an "ethnicity or religion."

gay romance that went bad!

any definite info on the victims? names? anyone?

To:Me, Arcadian, Arcanian-
A sheriff's deputy said the victims may have been Russian immigrants.
You can check it on ktla.com
Apparently, you don't care about the fact that 3 men are dead. The only thing that concerns you is the RACE!
And you consider yourself one of the "best" kind?

Sheriff's detectives on Friday continued to investigate the shooting deaths of three men in a West Hollywood apartment. The victims were identified by the coroner's office Friday afternoon: Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27; his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38; and Bernard Khalili, 27.

It sounds like either a hate crime by some nut or a drug deal gone bad . When times get tough , tempers get short & the lunatics come out of the woodwork. If they are illegal ?, murder is not the response that should be taken. Just like in the 50's & 60's when terrible things happened to black people, this was not the correct response that should have been taken & it is still the wrong thing to do. We are all still human beings & I would think the same in GODS heart & if you believe at all, you know that this is not what he would want you to do !!!

What's amazing is how everyone is so conditioned when it comes to culture; everyone's focus is on the ethnicity of these three murdered men in our city.

We are a split society that is focused on pointing the finger at someone who is different than "us" instead of focusing on the important issues. We are a divided society that thinks the murder of three young men in an apartment building has nothing to do with us because they're not our "kind."

Unless you all start to wake up really soon, you will find that everyone - from the Whitest man all the way to the Darkest man (and every shade of skin in between) will be in a state of Chaos because of the basic, redundantly ignorant idea that people are different and therefore what happens to "them" doesn't affect "us."

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