LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – According to the Long Beach Police Department, two men were wounded in a shooting on the 500 block of East Pacific Coast Highway.
The shooting was reported around 4:40 PM, and officers arrived to find two people with non-threatening stomach wounds at the scene. Both of the victims were taken to the hospital to treat their injuries.
Initial reports had indicated that both individuals were males, but new information suggests that one victim was male while the other was female, one of which may be a minor.
As a result, PCH was closed between Pasadena Avenue and Linden Avenue for the police investigation.
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Long Beach Police Department spokesman Richard Mejia’s statement on the incident:
“The preliminary investigation suggests an unknown number of male subjects had an altercation with another unknown number of male subjects. … Officers located evidence, including strike marks, indicating a shooting had occurred and have also recovered a firearm.”
As of now, it is unknown if the event is connected to gang relations. The suspects had fled the scene via vehicle before authorities arrived.
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