2 men shot in North Long Beach, police investigating it as gang-related

Two men were hospitalized in serious condition after they were shot early this morning in North Long Beach, authorities said.

Police responded to the shooting at about 3:44 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 in the 400 block of East Mountain View St., in the Addams neighborhood just west of the Carmelitos Housing Project.

“When officers arrived they located two victims at a residence,” said Long Beach police spokesman Lt. James Richardson.

One man was wounded in his upper body and the other in his lower body, Richardson said.

It’s unclear if they were shot inside or outside the residence.

Detectives responded to the shooting, which is being investigated as gang-related.

Long Beach police define “gang-related” crime as any crime “committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang.”

No further details were immediately available.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.