BUENA PARK (CBSLA) – Two teenagers were injured in a drive-by shooting on Friday night outside the front door of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, police said.
The shooting was first reported around 8:40 p.m., raising concerns about the presence of an active shooter inside the amusement park, although police quickly confirmed that there was no no active shooter on the scene.
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Officers are currently responding to a shooting outside Knott’s Berry Farm. There is no active shooter. More information to follow.
– Buena Park Police (@BuenaParkPD) July 10, 2021
Immediately after the shooting, people inside the park were seen leaving the theme park in droves and employees were reportedly ordered to take shelter in place as authorities roamed the area.
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In a statement, Knott’s Berry Farm said:
“We have been made aware of an incident which took place far from Knott’s Berry Farm. One victim was assisted by park staff outside the park gates and transported to a local hospital. The incident is currently under investigation. All inquiries should be directed to Buena Park Police or local authorities. “
Late Friday evening, police in Buena Park confirmed that a minor had been shot and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Early Saturday morning, police also said another teenager was also injured. They were both in stable condition at the last check-up.
“We saw a guy get taken in the ambulance,” said Manuel Rivas, a visitor to the park. “He was shot in the arm.
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Roads surrounding the park were closed as the investigation continued, causing large-scale traffic as drivers attempted to leave the area. It was not immediately clear when the roads would reopen.