LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A social worker and a security guard were among four people who were injured in a shooting near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles Thursday afternoon.
Police responded to shots fired near Fifth and San Julian Street around 12:15 p.m.READ MORE: 4 Teen Girls Arrested For Racist Graffiti In Thousand Oaks, Using Ethnically Derogatory Language Against Other Children
According to investigators, a white SUV with a female and male inside pulled up to a park where homeless people gather and at least one of the occupants called out before shots were fired.
“There was some sort of altercation between the occupants of that vehicle and a person inside the park. All four victims were inside of the park. What we believe to be our intended victim was struck with non-life-threatening wounds to the upper leg,” said LAPD Capt. Scott Harrelson.
The four victims were taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.READ MORE: 60 Minutes Preview: Hi-Tech Chinook Helicopters Could Be Game-Changer In Fight Against Wildfires
The Los Angeles Fire Department later described the victims as two 28-year-old women, a 45-year-old woman, and a 65-year-old man.
One person shot was later described as a social worker and another was working as a security guard.
The LAPD was searching for the two suspects who were seen fleeing the area in the white SUV.MORE NEWS: Supporters Of Female Firefighting Pilot Desiree Horton Rally In Irvine, Demanding She Be Rehired
It was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting.