Two Men Shot, Critically Wounded in Long Beach Tuesday Night

Two men were critically injured during a possible gang-related shooting Tuesday night when they were in front of a residence in Long Beach’s West Side neighborhood, authorities said.

Long Beach police were dispatched to the shooting call at about 8:30PM on Tuesday, September 29, on the 2600 block of Delta Avenue.

Arriving officers learned a group of men were in front of a home when an unknown man fired multiple shots at the group, according Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Nancy Pratt.

Two men—described as grandfathers and lifelong friends—were struck and transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Authorities are investigating the incident as possibly gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to the Gang Enforcement Section at 562.570.7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

City News Service contributed to this report. 

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor 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.