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2 killed, 5 injured in shooting at Los Angeles park

The violence broke out at a car show at Peck Park in San Pedro, authorities said.
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Two people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a Los Angeles park where cars were on display Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The attack at Peck Park in the community of San Pedro, about 25 miles south of downtown L.A., might have involved more than one shooter and appeared to have started with a dispute between two parties, LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz said at an early evening news conference.

Victims were initially said to be at the park’s baseball diamond, she said.

“The original call came out as having multiple shooting victims on the baseball diamond at Peck Park. As we speak here, this is an ongoing, active crime scene, and we are continuing to clear the park for evidence and potentially additional victims,” Muniz said, adding that some weapons were recovered.

“We don’t know exactly how many shooters we have at this point.”

Four people were hospitalized in critical condition, police Cmdr. Jay Mastick said earlier.

The injured were ages 23 to 54, Los Angeles Fire Capt. Erik Scott said at the news conference.

Muniz said an impromptu car show at the park was the "draw" for as many as 500 people who gathered before gunfire rang out.

"It was not necessarily permitted," the captain said.

Police and fire officials said the attack was reported about 3:50 p.m.

No suspect or suspects have been identified or detained, an LAPD spokesman said early Monday.

Police were looking for a white Mercedes-Benz that may have been involved in the attack, Mastick said before the news conference.

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

The fire department broke down the seven total injury cases as four males and three females.

CORRECTION (July 25, 2022, 11:35 a.m. ET): A previous version of this article misstated the range of ages of the victims injured in Sunday’s shooting. They are ages 23-54, not 3 to 54.