4 injured in shooting near park in skid row, police say

People sitting at a park
San Julian Park in downtown Los Angeles in May 2021.
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Four people were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon near a park in skid row, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting happened just after 1:30 p.m. near the corner of San Julian Park, at 5th and San Julian streets, said Officer Tony Im, a spokesperson for the LAPD. Im said the suspect, wearing a black jacket and black jeans, ran from the area.

The LAPD identified the suspect only as a 20-year-old man, who was still at large as of Wednesday evening.


The four victims, all men, were taken to a hospital, Im said.

Two men in their 20s were in critical condition. Two others, ages 20 and 50, were in stable condition, police said.