Three Assaults Strike Long Beach on Monday; One Victim Hospitalized with Critical Gunshot Wound • Long Beach Post

Three unrelated assaults took place Monday, resulting in three ongoing investigations and one victim being sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

The three assaults consisted of a gun call and two incidents of gunshots being fired, injuring one person. 

In the incident involving an injury, officers were dispatched at 9:30PM to Linden Avenue and Burnett Street after reports of gunshots being fired. 

Once there, they discovered a 17-year-old male victim had sustained a gunshot injury and was transported to the hospital by a private citizen, where he is currently in critical condition. 

The suspect is outstanding in this incident, and the investigation is ongoing, according to police. 

In a separate assault incident, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Pacific Avenue at 12:45PM on a gun call. 

The preliminary investigation indicated a suspect had pointed a handgun at the victim 20 minutes earlier in the nearby vicinity while seated inside a vehicle, on Cedar Avenue and Seventh Street. 

According to LBPD spokesperson Marlene Arrona, the victim did not sustain an injury and the investigation is ongoing. 

In the third assault on Monday, officers were dispatched to 16th Street and Pine Avenue at 10:00PM on a gunshot called, but upon arriving at the scene, could find no evidence that a shooting had occurred. 

No one was injured in this incident, and there was no damage to property, according to Arrona. The investigation is ongoing and the suspect remains at large. 

No additional information was available at this time. The Post will update this story as we learn more. 

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