American Lake Park closed after person injured in shooting during heat wave

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — American Lake Park was closed early on Saturday after a person was injured in a shooting, Lakewood police confirmed.

The shooting happened sometime around 6 p.m. and while people were at the lake trying to beat the heat wave.

Police said there was a dispute between two people, resulting in one person being shot.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being questioned by police.

Police said: “Due to the difficulty in providing for the safety of the large number of attendees at American Lake Park and the recent shooting, the park will be closed until further notice.”

The investigation remains ongoing.