Long Beach police this morning located multiple bullet casings in a Washington neighborhood alley hours after they received reports of shots being fired in the area, authorities said.
When officers first responded to the 1400 block of Cedar Avenue, between Washington Middle School and 14th Street Park, at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday they canvassed the area but found no evidence of a shooting and received no reports of injuries, police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.
However, police were then called to the 1400 block of Chestnut Avenue, just two blocks west of the initial reports, at 9:20 a.m. today regarding reports of found bullet casings.
Arriving officers located the casings in the rear alley, according to De Prez, however, no vehicles or structures appear to have been struck by gunfire and no injuries have been reported.
“It is unknown at this time if this is related to the shots call from earlier,” De Prez said.
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