In a distressing incident on Saturday, eight people were wounded in a shooting in Los Angeles County. Two of them are reported to be critically injured.
Authorities from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reacted swiftly to reports of a shooting early Saturday morning at a residence in Carson, a town approximately 17 miles south of Los Angeles.
The incident took place outside a house situated in a cul-de-sac. According to the deputies, an estimated 20 to 30 people were gathered there when the shooting occurred.
The victims, who ranged in age from 16 to 24, suffered from numerous gunshot wounds. As detailed by Chief Myron Johnson of the sheriff’s department Countywide Services Division, injuries included wounds to the head, back, and other areas of the body.
Upon arrival, deputies found five victims at the scene. They were informed by a witness that two other victims had been transported to the hospital before the authorities arrived.
In a turn of events, deputies were informed of a car accident a quarter of a mile away from the shooting location. Upon reaching the accident site, they discovered a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound.
Johnson reported that one of the six less critically wounded victims has been released from the hospital, and all the victims are expected to recover.
While the exact reason behind the shooting remains unclear, authorities believe it might have followed a dispute. Lt. Rick Conti reassured the public by stating they don’t suspect the involvement of a gunman randomly targeting individuals. No arrests have been made yet.
This shooting incident is one of 303 mass shootings that have taken place in 2023, as per data from the Gun Violence Archive.