SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A search is underway for a suspect after five people were wounded in a shooting at a beach in San Pedro Saturday evening.
The shooting was reported around 5:45 p.m. at Royal Palms Beach, near the area of Paseo Del Mar and Graysby Avenue, according to Los Angeles police.
LAPD said a man got into an altercation with a group of people on the beach and gunfire erupted. Police initially said they were searching for two suspects involved in the shooting, but later said only one person was being sought.
In an update late Saturday, police listed four victims in stable condition and another in critical condition.
Four people - all adult men - were initially believed to be shot, but police later said a juvenile victim was also wounded.
The suspect took off in a silver sedan, police said.
"It's tragically ironic that today we hosted a gun buy-back event just a few miles away from this location," L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn and City Councilmember Tim McOsker said in a joint statement. "Gun violence is wreaking havoc on our community."
Royal Palms Beach will be closed Sunday. Officials are now exploring the idea of closing the beach earlier on weekends to make it safer.