San Pedro park shooting stemmed from dispute, involved over 50 gunshots, police say

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Days after two people were killed and seven injured in a shooting Sunday at San Pedro’s Peck Park, authorities released new details about the violent incident amid festering concerns from residents over park safety and accountability from city officials.

Investigators believe the gunfire started with a dispute between two people who showed up to a softball game at the park, LAPD Capt. Adrian Gonzalez said at a community meeting Tuesday night in San Pedro.

The softball league was set up to bring members of different Crips sets together peacefully, gang interventionist Skipp Townsend told the Associated Press this week.

“It was very specific individuals who were either participating in the … game or were there as spectators who were involved in the dispute,” Gonzalez said. “It wasn’t a team-on-team versus each other. It wasn’t a gang-on-gang versus each other. It was a couple individuals that we have identified who had a dispute, and they decided to bring it to the park on Sunday afternoon.”

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