Four Separate Weekend Shootings Leave Four Injured in Long Beach

Long Beach was hit with numerous unrelated shootings over the weekend—at least one of which is being investigated as possibly gang-related—that left four people injured to varying degrees, authorities said.

The first shooting happened on Friday, October 2, around 7:00PM, during which officers found a man with a minor gunshot injury near Long Beach Boulevard and East Bort Street, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

Long Beach paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital. Detectives also responded to the incident.

On Saturday, October 3, at 8:20PM, officers responded to a shots heard call on Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Avenue, then found a victim with a gunshot injury near Pacific Coast Highway and Golden Avenue, authorities said.

A bike was also found nearby.

Paramedics transported the victim in critical condition to a local hospital, Arrona said.

Officials said the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.

Later that night, at 11:30PM, officers responded to a shots heard call near West 14th Street and Pacific Avenue and subsequently found two men with gunshot injuries in the 200 block of West 14th Street.

Paramedics transported the pair in stable condition to a local hospital.

On Sunday, October 4, officers responded to a shots call near 68th and Walnut Avenue at 9:08PM.

Police determined a vehicle was struck by gunfire in the 1400 block of East 68th Street, Arrona said, and a non-injury victim was located in the city of Carson.

All incidents are currently under investigation.

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