Shooting at Royal Palms Beach leaves five injured in San Pedro, LA

Apparently, a subject had a confrontation with a group of people on the beach of San Pedro and at one point the shooting occurred; one victim is reported in critical condition and the other four in stable condition

Five people were injured due to a shooting that occurred Saturday night at a beach in San Pedro, Los Angeles, an incident for which police are looking for a suspect.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the shooting was reported at approximately 5:45 p.m. at Royal Palms Beach, near Paseo del Mar and Graysby Avenue.

Authorities said a subject had been in a confrontation with a group of people on the beach in San Pedro and at one point the shooting occurred.

In initial reports, the LAPD had reported that two suspects allegedly involved in the incident were being sought, but authorities later said that only one suspect was wanted in the shooting.

According to a report released Saturday night, one victim was reported in critical condition at the hospital and the other four were reported in stable condition.

Initially, Los Angeles police had indications that only four adults were injured in the shooting, but later it was reported that a minor was a fifth victim who was also injured in the shooting.

According to police, the suspect reportedly fled the scene of the shooting in a silver sedan.

The four victims reported in stable condition were transported to hospitals by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, while the victim reported in critical condition was transported by a private party, authorities said.

“It is tragically ironic that today we are hosting a gun buyback event just a few miles away from this location. Gun violence is wreaking havoc in our community,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Los Angeles City Councilman Tim McOsker said in a joint statement.

Royal Palms Beach will reportedly remain closed this Sunday.

Officials are considering changing the schedule to close the beach earlier on weekends to make the site safer for visitors.