Buena Park

Two Teens Injured in Shooting Outside of Knott's Berry Farm

The CHP and Buena Park Police Department are currently investigating. 


Police Saturday 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 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.

Officers were investigating a shooting outside the Knott's Berry Farm theme park that left one person injured. Darsha Philips reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on July 9, 2021.

The park issued the following statement regarding the incident via a tweet.

"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 inquiries should be directed to the Buena Park Police or local authorities."

There were reports of sound of gunfire outside the park and there was police activity reported in the area. 

Paramedics treated one of the victims at the scene and rushed him to an area hospital. The other victim showed up at the hospital later, Buena Park Police Sgt. Mario Escamilla told the OC Register.

Park goers reported that they had been limited as to their movements inside the park and that they were on lock down.

Beach Boulevard near Knott's Berry Farm was completely shut down.

No suspect vehicle description was provided. Buena Park police urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 714-562-3901.

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