2 dead, 5 injured in Los Angeles park shooting


(NewsNation) — Two people were killed and five others were injured after gunfire broke out at an unofficial car show at Peck Park in Los Angeles on Sunday, authorities said.

The seven victims, four men and three women, were injured and transported to local hospitals. At least three of the victims suffered from gunshot wounds. Two of the seven succumbed to their injuries, fire department Capt. Erik Scott said at a news conference Sunday evening.

The victims ranged in ages from 23 to 54 years old, Scott said.

More than 500 people were in the park at the time of the shooting, Capt. Kelly Muniz of the Los Angeles Police Department said. 911 reports revealed that the shooting took place near a baseball field in the park.

Marco Quijano was at the park with his family at the time of the shooting. He and his wife used their own bodies to shield their two young children.

“The last minute I was thinking I was going to die. So my wife protected my son, I put my daughter under the car and I just put my head on top of his head because I was thinking, he’s going to kill us,” Quijano said.

Police do not know how many shooters were involved, and no suspects have been taken into custody. The shooting occurred after a dispute between two parties, police said.

“This is not what we would typically imagine as an active shooter scenario,” Muniz said.

Some weapons were found at the park, and it’s unknown how many rounds were fired. Police were clearing the park and conducting a search for evidence Sunday night.

© 1998 - 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. | All Rights Reserved.

Trending on NewsNation

Elections 2022

More Elections 2022