Police Sunday continued to investigate a shooting near Knott’s Berry Farm that left two teenage boys wounded and caused a brief panic inside the park.
The shooting was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Friday near the park’s front entrance at Beach Boulevard and La Palma Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers dispatched to the scene located a male teen suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Buena Park Police Department.
“Officers are currently responding to a shooting outside of Knott’s Berry Farm. There is no active shooter,” the Buena Park Police Department tweeted at 8:58 p.m. Friday.
Police later said an investigation revealed that an unidentified person fired multiple shots from a moving vehicle at a group of people walking on the west sidewalk of Beach Boulevard, south of La Palma Avenue, near the southwest corner of the intersection.
The victim sought refuge at the Knott’s Berry Farm front entrance, police said.
“We have been made aware of an incident which took place away from Knott’s Berry Farm. A victim was assisted by park personnel outside of the park’s gates and transported to a local hospital. The incident is currently being investigated. All inquires should be directed to the Buena Park Police or local authorities,” Knott’s Berry Farm posted on its website Friday.
Buena Park police reported that at approximately 10:43 p.m. Friday, they received information that an additional gunshot victim was being treated at an area hospital. That second victim was also a male teen, who was taken to an area hospital by a family member for a single gunshot wound. He was also listed in stable condition.
Dozens of guests evacuated the park and employees sheltered in place following the shooting, according to multiple reports.
“Everyone started panicking, kids were getting lost because we didn’t know what was going on,” Melody Padilla, who was at the park, told ABC7.
The OC Register reported that some people fell and twisted ankles trying to flee while others hid with strangers in bathrooms, storage areas and refrigerators.
Beach Boulevard near Knott’s Berry Farm was completely shut down Friday night as CHP and Buena Park police officers investigated the scene.
No suspect vehicle description was provided.
Buena Park police urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 714-562-3901.