Los Angeles beach shooting leaves five hospitalized


Five people have been hospitalized after two suspects opened fire on a Los Angeles beach on Saturday night, police said.

Los Angeles Police Department responded to a shooting at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro around 5:45 p.m. and found five male victims with gunshot wounds, the LAPD told KTLA.

Police said the two male suspects approached a group of about 20-30 over-20s hanging out on the beach.

After some altercation, the pair fired at least ten rounds from a semi-automatic pistol before fleeing the scene in a silver sedan, police said.

The victims, who were aged between 15 and 51, were transported to an area hospital for treatment, KTLA reported. Four of the victims were in stable condition and one was in critical condition, police said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, as police cordoned off the area for investigation.
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“We are outraged and saddened by the shooting at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro, which left 5 people injured. It is tragically ironic that today we hosted a gun buyback event just a few miles away from this location,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Los Angeles City Councilmember Tim McOsker said in a joint statement.

“Gun violence wreaks havoc in our community.”

Hahn and McOsker said the beach will be closed tomorrow and will close earlier on weekends in the future until a security plan is developed to curb violence.

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