Police investigate no-hit shooting in the Washington neighborhood

Detectives on Friday night found shell casings in a Washington neighborhood after getting reports of shots fired, authorities said.

Officers got to the scene in the area of Cedar Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway at about 8:15 p.m., spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said. There, they found bullet casings in front of a home.

No injuries were reported from the incident and the suspects fled before officers got there, she said. Gang detectives are investigating the incident as possibly gang related. The LBPD defines gang-related crimes as any crime committed “for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with any criminal street gang.”

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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.