Five people injured in shooting near site of LA gun buyback event


At least five people were injured in a shooting in AS Los Angeles beach Saturday night, a few miles from the site of a gun buyback event held earlier in the day by Police and a city official, authorities said.

Lt. Sharon Brady of the Port Police Department of the Los Angeles Police Department said officers responded to a report of gunfire at Royal Palms Beach in the San Pedro area at 5:44 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported.

Emergency services transported four people with gunshot wounds to local hospitals. Around 7 p.m., police learned that a fifth victim had been taken to a hospital by a friend, Brady said.

We have some in critical condition, some stable and some serious, Brady said.

A suspect reportedly fled in a car, but there were no arrests Saturday night.

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The gun buyback event in Wilmington was organized by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, in conjunction with the police department. At least 45 guns were exchanged for gift cards during the event, Hahn said.

Hahn and Los Angeles City Councilman Tim McOsker issued a joint statement saying they were outraged and saddened by the shooting.

It is tragically ironic that today we hosted a gun buyback event just a few miles away from this location,” they said in the statement posted on social media.

Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro, just west of Terminal Island and the Port of Long Beach, will be closed Sunday to continue the shooting investigation and will close earlier over the weekend as they work on plans to ensure safety and peaceful community use, Hahn and McOsker said.

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