Mass shooting rocks Los Angeles park — RT World News


A shooting broke out at a community center in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, where an informal car show attended by hundreds of revelers was taking place on Sunday afternoon.

Dozens of armed police responded to reports of a shooting in Peck Park around 3:50 p.m. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, this was not considered an « active shooter » situation, but police had no suspects in custody as of 9 p.m. Sunday night.

« We don’t know how many shooters we have at this point, » LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz said, noting that authorities believe the shooting was triggered by a « CONTESTATION » between two parties. Several weapons were recovered at the scene.

Videos from the scene show a massive police presence, as well as firefighters and paramedics transporting victims on stretchers. Some particularly disturbing clips circulating online showed a bloodied person lying motionless on the ground.

A total of seven people were rushed to a local hospital with gunshot wounds, four men and three women. Two of the victims succumbed to their injuries and one is in critical condition.

Authorities said there were about 500 people in the park at the time of the shooting, many of whom were there for a car show that was happening in the area. However, police could not immediately confirm whether the incident was somehow related to the event. A fire department spokesman said it was not an officially organized event, but rather an impromptu gathering of car owners to show off their rides.

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