One person was killed and four others injured Thursday in a series of midafternoon shootings in a quiet Westside neighborhood, briefly prompting a citywide tactical alert, police said.

Gunfire first erupted in the Palms neighborhood about 3 p.m. in the outskirts of Woodbine Park, at Vinton Avenue and Woodbine Street. There, police found two people wounded, said Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department.One of the two was pronounced dead at the scene, Jenal said.