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Adam DeVine witnessed man being 'gunned down' outside his home

Adam DeVine witnessed man being 'gunned down' outside his home

The Modern Family star witnessed a shooting take place outside his house

Pitch Perfect star Adam DeVine has said he witnessed a man being gunned down outside his apartment as he watched from the balcony.

The 39-year-old was at home with his wife, Chloe Bridges, when the shooting occurred outside their $2 million Hollywood residence.

As the couple were sat enjoying a sunset on their balcony, they noticed a commotion taking place in a neighbour's house.

Expensive cars such as Rolls Royces and Bentleys had been showing up to the property all night.

Recalling the story on the This Is Important podcast, the former Modern Family cast member said: "People were rolling up in like Lamborghinis and Bentleys and Rolls Royces and s**t and like old guys, who for sure f**k prostitutes and play cards.

"And I see these dudes and it's like fun to sit and watch, [so] me and my wife, we're sitting up on our balcony, and like, this looks crazy."

Adam DeVine, pictured on Modern Family, saw the shooting take place.
ABC

Things took a sudden turn at around 2am, however, with the actor explaining: "This is when it gets sad. Someone was murdered there. Sure enough, someone is gunned down."

DeVine, who was on the podcast alongside his Workaholics co-stars Kyle Newacheck and Anders Holms, remarked: "People be dying, this isn't Hollywood, this is a story about my actual life."

The man killed in the shooting was later identified as Emil Lahaziel, 39, who was a millionaire father of five from Miami, Florida.

Family described Lahaziel as a 'doting father' and he often shared photos of his lavish life on social media.

Lahaziel's wife, Lily Cohen, confirmed his death a day after he was killed on June 7, in a statement: "'We regrettably inform that we will be honoring the passing of Emil Lahaziel, son of Yaacov & Golda, husband to Lily, father to Dor, Rom, Liv, Leo & Leni."

Lily Cohen posted a tribute to her husband on Instagram.
Instagram/Lily Cohen

In an Instagram post, the mother-of-three shared a picture of herself and Lahaziel, writing in the caption: "Rest in peace Emil. May you know no more sorrow, be strong my soul."

The Daily Mail reports that no arrests have made or suspects have been taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Lazahiel's father spoke to a news site in their home country of Israel and claimed the family had no idea about the cause of the tragedy.

He said: "We are all in shock, no one knows what happened, there are many versions. I understand that he met there with people he knew, but beyond that I have no idea.

"I don't know what exactly happened there, neither does his wife. I didn't hear that he had conflicts with people."

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Topics: Celebrity, Crime, US News