Teenage boy shot near Michelle Obama Library, Monday afternoon

A Monday afternoon shooting left a 16-year-old boy wounded near the Michelle Obama Library in North Long Beach, police said.

Officers arrived at the 5800 block of Atlantic Avenue near the Michelle Obama Library at about 2:15 p.m. where they found the boy with a gunshot wound to his lower body, police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for the non-life-threatening wound.

Officers checked the area to ensure there were no additional victims, De Prez said.

Police do not have a suspect description or a reason for the shooting yet, but gang detectives are investigating, she said.

This follows multiple shootings over the weekend, including one that killed a man Sunday night about a half-mile from this incident, near South Street and Orange Avenue.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

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 the Cal State 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 and two cats.
- ADVERTISEMENT -

More