Two Wounded In Long Beach Shooting – News Nation USA

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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.

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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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