Multiple people injured in shooting at Los Angeles park

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Multiple people were hit by gunfire and injured at Peck Park in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles. 

The shooting incident happened before 4 p.m, at the park, which is located at 560 N. Western Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

7 people were wounded and all have been taken to nearby hospitals. 

“At least three of the patients are confirmed to have sustained gunshot injury, including one Male and one Female transported in Critical condition. There are no other patients remaining at scene,” the LAFD added.

Witnesses said they ran away from the scene in fear for their and the children’s lives who were at the park. 

“I was trying to get away. I wasn’t trying to see who was laying anywhere. I just grabbed the babies that I saw were scared, and we took off with the babies,” a woman named Sandra told Nexstar’s KTLA.

LAPD was on a citywide tactical alert due to this incident, added Officer Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department. On Twitter, the department confirmed that the incident was “NOT an active shooter situation.”