Police investigating two overnight shootings in the Westside, North Long Beach; no injuries reported

Long Beach police are investigating two separate overnight shootings that left one vehicle damaged from gunfire but no one reportedly injured, authorities said.

The first shooting was reported April 4 at about 9:15 p.m. in the 5700 block of Orizaba Avenue, in North Long Beach.

When officers arrived, they canvassed the area and located several casings, according to Long Beach police spokesman Officer Ben Hearst.

There were no reports of damage by the gunfire, Hearst said.

Police do not have information on a suspect at this time.

The second incident was reported at about 2 a.m. on April 5 in the 1600 block of West 19th Street in the city’s Westside.

“Upon arrival, officers located several casings and a vehicle struck by gunfire,” Hearst said.

Authorities described the suspect in this shooting as “a male wearing a hoodie.” They believe the shooting is 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.”

Anyone who may have information regarding any of the incidents is asked to contact LBPD’s gang enforcement section at 562-570-7370 or anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. 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.