Deadly Shooting Sends Families Running for Cover in LA Park

An afternoon at the park turned deadly in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon when gunfire erupted, killing two people and wounding five.

Los Angeles police said a dispute between two groups of people led to the shooting at Peck Park in LA’s San Pedro neighborhood, KNBC said.

According to KCBS, police said the shooting began near the baseball diamond, where a game was taking place, and not far from a car show.

Police said there were several shooters, but no one was in custody.

Four of the victims were men, and three were women; all were were transported to trauma centers. Two died after arriving at the hospital.

The victims ranged in age from 23 to 54. The Los Angeles Fire Department said that a man and a woman were still listed in critical condition.

Investigators also said they found several firearms at the scene.

Families enjoying a day at the park ran in terror when the shooting began.

All of a sudden we heard three shots – pow pow pow,” witness Dwayne Ellis told KABC. “Then we heard about 50 or 100 more — pow pow, boom boom. All kinds of shots. People were running.”

Police said about 500 people were at the park for the car show, a baseball game, and other activities.

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[Featured image: KCBS screenshot]