> Seven Injured in San Pedro Park Shooting – NBC Los Angeles

Seven Injured in San Pedro Park Shooting – NBC Los Angeles

Seven people were injured Sunday after shots were fired at a large park in San Pedro where people had gathered for a car show, baseball game and other activities.

Several victims suffered gunshot wounds, the LAFD said. Four victims were hospitalized in critical condition. Their ages were not immediately available.

NBCLA has reached out to authorities for more details about what led to the shooting at Peck Park. Police said the shooting was not considered an active shooter incident.

“There were probably like 15 shots, and then a couple minutes later, like, 15 more shots,” a witness told NBCLA. 

Fire-rescue personnel and police responded just before 4 p.m. to sprawling Peck Park in the 500 block of Western Avenue. Witnesses said gunfire was heard at several locations around the park, including near a baseball field. 

“We were just sitting there chilling, enjoying our Sunday, and then we heard gunshots,” another witness, who was at the game, said. “I just started seeing people running. Next thing you know, the gunshots came closer and closer.”

No arrests were reported. No one was allowed to leave the park during the police investigation.

Amenities at the park include a baseball field, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, hiking trails, and a child care center. The park is the largest of four in San Pedro named for notable land owner and developer George H. Peck and his family.

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