Peace Rally Held Where Girl, 5, Was Shot In The Back Along With 3 Adults

Peace Rally Held Where Girl, 5, Was Shot In The Back Along With 3 Adults

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)  —  A peace march and rally was held Wednesday evening inside the park where four people — including a 5-year-old girl — were shot and wounded Tuesday.


The rally was organized by community activists, concerned parents and law enforcement.


KCAL9’s Chris Holmstrom reported there was a consensus on many things, namely — the violence must stop, and now.


Police said last night’s incident inside Vermont Square Park in South Los Angeles was gang-related.


The little girl — who was reportedly shot in the back — is in stable condition. Two of the adults are also stable. One of the victims, who is unidentified, is in critical condition, according to authorities.


“The park is for kids,” said parent China Simmons, “the playground is for kids. They should be able to play, to be happy. Live life — want to buy something from an ice cream truck.”


The suspects were described as four men who fled in an SUV. They remain at large, police said.