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One woman has been shot dead and two others seriously wounded after gunfire broke out at a party in a mega-mansion owned by former Australian soap star Susan Hannaford.

The woman, 35, was rushed to hospital after being struck by bullets when broke out at the Mulholland Drive mega mansion in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  

Initial reports from partygoers said hundreds of revellers 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. 

A 35-year-old woman was killed in a Hollywood mansion owned by Susan Hannaford (pictured) on Tuesday

A 35-year-old woman was killed in a mansion owned by Susan Hannaford (pictured) on Tuesday

It was reported that the home (pictured) had been rented by several NFL players for a party when the shooting occurred

It was reported that the home (pictured) had been rented by several NFL players for a party when the shooting occurred

A security guard working at the lavish party said it was thrown for an NFL player

A security guard working at the lavish party said it was thrown for an NFL player

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Hannaford was present at the property or had any involvement in the party or shooting. 

The mass shooting took place at around 1:15 a.m. at the huge short-term rental property in the affluent LA neighborhood of West Mulholland Drive. 

LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez said at a news briefing 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 around 8 a.m. 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. 

Footage from earlier in the night showed hundreds of people packed across the stunning balconies of the Mulholland Drive villa as one reveler appeared to 'make it rain' - throwing dollar bills into the air, which showered into the pool below

Footage from earlier in the night showed hundreds of people packed across the stunning balconies of the Mulholland Drive villa as one reveler appeared to 'make it rain' - throwing dollar bills into the air, which showered into the pool below

Hundreds had gathered for an NFL star's party at the sprawling rental property (above)

Hundreds had gathered for an NFL star's party at the sprawling rental property (above)

One woman has been shot dead and two others seriously wounded after gunfire broke out at a multi-million-dollar Beverly Crest mansion. Chaotic footage of the aftermath showed one partygoer cradling an injured person in their arms on the ground outside the property (pictured)

One woman has been shot dead and two others seriously wounded after gunfire broke out at a multi-million-dollar Beverly Crest mansion. Chaotic footage of the aftermath showed one partygoer

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