3 shot, including 2 teens, near corner market in Willmore, police say

Two teenagers and one adult were shot Thursday just before 4:40 p.m. near Eighth Street and Chestnut Avenue, police said.

Few details were immediately available, but spokesman Brandon Fahey said the preliminary investigation suggests the victims were standing outside on a sidewalk when an unknown person opened fire on them.

Neighbors said they heard about six shots and then police cars arrive shortly after.

Police blocked off Chestnut Avenue at Eighth Street to Seventh Street and part of an alleyway called Del Ray Court. Chestnut Market on Eighth Street remained busy as police investigated the area just past its front door.

Paramedics took the victims to local hospitals, but it’s unclear what condition they are in. One witness said one of the victims is his 16-year-old brother and that he was OK, but didn’t want to talk further.

Police don’t yet know the motive for the shooting but have detained potential suspects and are still investigating.

Police investigate a reported shooting near Eighth Street and Pine Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Police investigate a reported shooting near Eighth Street and Pine Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.
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