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2 killed and 5 injured in shooting at park


Two people were killed after gunfire erupted Sunday afternoon in a Los Angeles park, authoritie­s said.

Initial reports indicated that the shooting took place at the baseball diamond at Peck Park in the city’s San Pedro neighborho­od, according to officials.

“We don’t know how many shooters we have at this point,” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Kelly Muniz said. Muniz said the shooting was a dispute between two parties. Weapons were recovered at the scene, police said.

In total, seven people were taken to hospitals, said Erik Scott, public informatio­n officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Police said the shooting occurred about 3:50 p.m. local time.

The LAPD declared a citywide tactical alert because so many officers had been deployed to the scene. Officer Luis Garcia said the park had been closed, and police had directed people to head back to their cars and leave the area.

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