A pair of shootings in North Long Beach and the city’s West Side over the weekend ended with the hospitalization of a man and woman, authorities said.
The first shooting happened Saturday evening at Santa Fe Avenue and West 31st Street. Police responded to the area at 5:20PM regarding “two groups of gang members getting ready to fight,” said Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Sgt. Brad Johnson.
Authorities then received a call that one of the gangs fired a gun at the other and both groups were starting to flee the location.
Arriving officers discovered the incident was between two different gangs and during the investigation found a gun in the vehicle of a person they believed was involved in the incident.
Johnson said that person was then transported to a local hospital with an unrelated medical condition.
The second shooting happened at East Hullett Street and Locust Avenue on Sunday. Police responded to a report of shots heard in the area at about 11:35PM, according to Johnson.
Arriving officers found a woman inside a home with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her upper torso, he said.
Long Beach paramedics then transported her to a local hospital.
Both incidents remain under investigation.
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