Of the seven who were struck by gunfire, four of them were listed in critical condition as they were transported to local hospitals, police say. Two of those four were in full cardiac arrest as they were being transported, said LAPD Cmdr. Jay Mastic.
Authorities later said two people had died.
The incident was reported at or near a car show at Peck Park, on N. Western Avenue just before 4 pm Mastick said although the shooting was in the vicinity of the show where hundreds of people had gathered, it was not immediately clear if it happened at the show itself.
Police say the incident began as a dispute between two people in the area of the baseball diamond at the park. They said it was not considered an active-shooter situation.
Police are investigating the likelihood there was more than one shooter exchanging gunfire.
Witnesses said hundreds of people were gathered for the car show and other activities around the park. When gunfire erupted, people immediately ran from the scene in terror.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said four males and three females were taken to local hospitals.
Police cordoned off the area around the park as they investigated the shooting.
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