Alamitos Beach resident accidentally shoots gun while organizing drawer, police say

No one was hurt when a gun went off inside an Alamitos Beach home Monday night, police said.

After someone called police about the gunshot, officers got to the home near First Street and Cerritos Avenue at about 9:45 p.m., authorities said. They learned that a resident was organizing a drawer when he accidentally discharged a gun, causing a bullet to go into the apartment or condo below him, spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

“The investigation revealed the discharge was accidental in nature and no arrests were made,” she said.

The firearm was legally registered, De Prez said.

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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 Cal State University, 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, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.