Los Angeles: As many as two people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting that occurred between two groups at a park in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. The shooting occurred inside Peck Park in San Pedro during an ongoing car show at 4 pm (local time), the Newyork Post reported.
Investigators believe the shooting began as a dispute between two parties at Peck Park, Los Angeles Police Department Captain Kelly Muniz said during a news conference. “We’re continuing to clear the park for evidence and potentially additional victims,” CNN quoted Kelly as saying.
“We’re investigating that there could be more than one shooter,” Muniz said. No one was in custody as of early Sunday night. Four men and three women were rushed to area hospitals after bullets flew inside the Park, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert.
LAFD confirmed that out of the seven injured people, two people succumbed to their injuries while they were in the hospital for treatment. At least three of the seven victims suffered gunshot wounds, the department added.
The LAPD said the violent incident is not an active shooter situation, the Newyork Post reported. The police have not made any arrests as of now. Further details are awaited.