Two people were killed and five were injured on Sunday afternoon at a car show that was attended by several hundred people in a public park in Los Angeles before one or more people opened fire, the authorities said. authorities.
Four men and three women were hospitalized, including at least three with gunshot wounds, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Two later died, authorities said. The seven victims were between the ages of 23 and 54.
The episode occurred around 3:50 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter. There had been no arrests as of Sunday evening, local authorities said.
The shooting happened around Peck Park, which is in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles. After the shooting, the police temporarily closed the park, banning people from leaving if they could see anything.
Los Angeles, like many major cities and other places in the United States, has been strained by violence. Homicides hit a 15-year high last year and through May have been occurring at an even faster rate this year, according to an analysis of police data by the Los Angeles Times.
This is a developing story and will be updated.