Multiple People Shot at Penmar Park 6-22-11

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Three people have been shot at Penmar Park. One is in critical condition after being shot in the chest. The suspects have not been taken into custody as of 4:30pm, so stay alert and safe!

Update: The LATimes is reporting that one man died at the scene.

Update: 5:35pm: Spoke with an LAPD officer who confirmed that one man died at the scene. The suspect vehicle may be a grey sedan (possibly a VW or similar) or blue Toyota 4 Runner. LAPD is looking for them. It may be gang related but the officer said it would be premature to conclude that.

Penmar Park Shooting

Update: 5:55 pm: NBC is reporting a second man has died and the LAPD is looking for as many as five suspects, believed to be Hispanic males between 18-19 years old.

Update: 7:30pm Dennis Romero of the LA Weekly was on scene and reports:
The shooting victims had just graduated from an adult day school and were at Penmar Park this afternoon to celebrate. Investigators have found nine casings from a 9mm.

Update: 11pm. R.I.P Salvador Diaz Jr. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Diaz family and friends.

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  1. […] The shooting at Penmar Park, which sits in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, sent bystanders running for cover and forced officials to lock down a gym filled with small children, according to police and a witness. The three victims were local high school students. One of those slain attended Venice High School, and the other youth who was killed was a student at the Venice Skills Center. The third victim, who was shot in the leg, attended Venice High. […]

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