UPDATE: Man arrested weeks after allegedly shooting 2 boys walking in Cambodia Town, police say

Long Beach police arrested an 18-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder Tuesday, a few weeks after two boys were wounded in a Cambodia Town shooting, authorities said.

Police said the attack, which happened on the afternoon of Aug. 23, may be gang-related.

Officers were on patrol around 1 p.m. that day when they heard gunshots in the area and found two shooting victims, both male juveniles, in the 1300 block of Walnut Avenue, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt.

Police said the pair was walking down the street when a man shot them and fled.

The boys both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

Police identified the suspected shooter as Gonzalo Campos Jr., a Long Beach resident. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop near Rose Avenue and Seventh Street on Tuesday, according to authorities.

He was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder and held in lieu of $1 million bail, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Gang Enforcement Section at 562-570-7370.

Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

This article was originally published on Aug. 23 and updated Sept. 12 with Gonzalo’s arrest.

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Kelly Puente is a general assignment and special projects reporter at the Long Beach Post. Her prolific reporting has taken her all over Southern California—even to the small Catalina Island town of Two Harbors. She is a Tiki mug collector and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Cal State Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected].
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