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Police investigate possible shooting at Parnell Park

WHITTIER — Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at the homeless encampment at Parnell Park early Sunday morning. 

According to city officials, at about 2:15 a.m. a Cadillac Escalade stopped near the encampment, where approximately 15-20 people were sleeping in the picnic shelter. An older Hispanic male exited the vehicle and began shouting at the homeless to leave the park. 

A confrontation occurred and an encampment resident punched the man. At this time, the man re-entered his vehicle and homeless residents reported what sounded like a single gunshot. The vehicle then fled. 

Police are still investigating and are searching the area for bullet casings. 

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