After the tragic incident of a woman being shot at a house party, authorities at Los Angeles are obliged to shutting down massive house parties.
L.A.’s Department of Public Health announced a “legally binding health officer order” that requires the prohibition of organizing parties during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of L.A., this Wednesday, sanctioned the city’s Department of Water and Power to cut down utilities of places accommodating big gatherings.
“These large parties are unsafe and can cost Angelenos their lives,” Garcetti said.
The Health Department claims on prioritizing the lives of the people.
“We urge every resident in Los Angeles County to follow the health officer order and avoid organizing and attending gatherings that include people outside their own household,” the health department said.
Violation or failure to comply could result in a fine, jail time, or both.
“The highest risk settings are large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and where face coverings are not worn. The consequences of these large parties ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread,” the department warned.
These announcements are a fasten result of the shootings at Los Angeles’ Mulholland Drive in a mansion party. As per police reports, a 35-year-old woman was killed; two men and two women who were injured are expected to survive.
Lieutenant Chris Ramirez revealed that the shooting might be “gang-related.”
Social gatherings are prohibited under California’s stay-at-home order.