LOS ANGELES—At least five people were wounded in a shooting at a Los Angeles beach Saturday night, authorities said.
Lt. Sharon Brady of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Community Police Station 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 responders transported four people with gunshot wounds to local hospitals. Around 7 p.m. police learned that a fifth victim was 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 the scene in a car but no arrests had been Saturday evening.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Los Angeles City Councilman Tim McOsker issued a joint statement saying they were “outraged and saddened” by the shooting.
Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro, located just west of Terminal Island and the Port of Long Beach, will be closed Sunday to continue the shooting investigation and will close earlier on the weekends as they work on plans “to ensure safety and peaceful community use,” Hahn and McOsker said.