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Two dead and five injured in a shooting in a Los Angeles park

Two people were killed and five others injured in a shooting at a Los Angeles park where cars were on display Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The attack happened in Peck Park in the community of San Pedro and may have involved more than one shooter, Los Angeles Police Department Captain Kelly Muniz said at an early news conference. evening.

“Some weapons have been found,” she said.

Four people were hospitalized in critical condition, Los Angeles Police Department Port Area Commander Maj. Jay Mastick said earlier.

The injured ranged in age from 23 to 54, Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said at the press conference.

Muniz said an impromptu car show at the park was the “draw” for as many as 500 people who gathered there before the shots rang out. The victims were originally believed to have been at the park’s baseball diamond, she said.

Police and firefighters said the attack was reported around 3:50 p.m.

No suspects have been identified or detained, but police were looking for a white Mercedes-Benz that may have been involved in the attack, Mastick said ahead of the news conference.

Officer Luis Garcia said the large number of officers ordered to the incident inspired the LAPD to declare a citywide tactical alert, which allows officers to remain on duty after their shifts and allows them to receive overtime pay.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has broken down the seven total injury cases into four men and three women, whose ages are not yet known.

Todd Miyazawa and Andrew Blankstein contributed.


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