Police spokesman Cleon Joseph said Saturday that at least one suspect is being sought in the shootings that erupted just after 2 a.m. at a house in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.
Joseph says a dispute escalated to the point where several people pulled out knives and guns. Police said earlier that eight people had been shot.
Officials say two of the gunshot victims suffered critical injuries and the others who were injured are in stable condition. A 22-year-old man died at the scene.
Joseph says the incident does not appear to be gang-related.