SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Community members gathered at Peck Park in San Pedro on Tuesday, where two people were shot and killed and seven others were injured on Sunday.
It comes as new details have emerged that the shooting happened during a baseball game held to promote gang peace.
On Wednesday, the coroner’s office identified the two people killed in the shooting: Tashman Williams, 31, of Compton; and Carlyle Phillips, 29, of Cypress.
Community members are angry with local leaders for not doing more to prevent violence.
“You are hypocrites. Get loose and do something here,” one man said at the community meeting.
There was a lot of anger from residents who spoke out, demanding answers after nine people were shot dead in an argument involving more than one person with a gun. Four firearms were recovered from the scene.
“Peck Park has been a problem. Not just Sunday, it’s been a problem for years and you need a police presence. It’s not a safe place for young families,” said a woman who has received a round of applause after his comment.
Two of these nine victims did not survive.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it happened at a baseball game organized by a group trying to end gang violence.
This game was allowed for 100 people, but about 500 people showed up.
More than 50 shots were fired.
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LAPD said the shooting was not a gang against each other, but rather two individuals they identified as being involved in a dispute. They said the two individuals decided to bring him to the park on Sunday to settle the dispute.
“All of a sudden, shots ring out. The first thing you do is try to cover your loved ones and try to get somewhere where a bullet won’t hit you,” said member Ba. of the Individuals Lowrider Car Club.
Those who were at the scene describe total chaos.
“People running around, trying to drive their way out. Destroying, hitting cars,” said Andre Pierson, vice president of the National Low Rider Association. “I’ve been in gang intervention for a long time and this is one of the most horrific scenes I’ve seen.”
Following the shooting, all Sunday permits in Peck Park have now been canceled and police are promising more patrols in the area.
Police said there will be cops in cars, bikes, ATVs and horses to increase their presence in the area.
But some locals said it was too little, too late.
“We neighbors saw a potential problem here, and you guys in leadership positions saw the same problem and did absolutely nothing,” another man said at the meeting. .
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