Three people were killed and three others injured when gunfire broke out at a park in San Pedro on Sunday, police say.
Of the seven who were struck by gunfire were listed in critical condition as they were transported to local hospitals, police say. Two of those four were in full cardiac arrest as they were transported, said LAPD Cmdr. Jay Mastick.
Authorities later said three people had died.
The incident was reported at or near a car show at Peck Park, on N. Western Avenue just before 4 p.m. Mastick said although the shooting was in the vicinity of the show where hundreds of people had gathered, it was not immediately apparent if it happened at the show itself.
Police say the incident began as a dispute between two people in the area of the baseball diamond at the park. They said it was not considered an active-shooter situation.
The LAPD declared a citywide tactical alert because many officers had been deployed to the scene. Around 6:45 p.m., a large group of police in body armor and helmets — some with rifles — moved into the park after being briefed outside it.
Police are investigating the likelihood there was more than one shooter exchanging gunfire.
Witnesses said hundreds of people were gathered for the car show and other activities around the park. When gunfire erupted, people immediately ran from the scene in terror.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Authorities: 7 hurt in shooting at Los Angeles park – The Independent
- 2 dead, 5 injured after gunfire reported near Peck Park car show in San Pedro – KABC
- 2 dead, multiple wounded in shooting at San Pedro park: Officials – KTLA 5