Woman shot after men confront her in alley, police say

A woman was hospitalized after a group of men shot her in a Long Beach alley Sunday night, according to authorities.

Police said the shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. near 21st Street and Locust Avenue.

The woman was in an alley behind a home there “when she was confronted by a group of adult male suspects and then shot at,” Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

Medics took the woman to a local hospital to treat a gunshot wound to her lower body. She was in stable condition and expected to survive, De Prez said.

Police are still investigating. They haven’t made any arrests yet or determined what sparked the confrontation, police said.

About two hours later, police were called about another violent crime nearby.

Shortly before 10:10 p.m., a man was stabbed by a group of people near the intersection of Hill Street and Long Beach Boulevard, which is only a block or two away from the scene of the shooting.

De Prez said that victim, too, was confronted by a group before being attacked.

The stabbing victim left the area and was later taken to a local hospital in stable condition, according to police.

“The suspects were only described as an adult male and the motive is unknown at this time,” De Prez said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the two incidents were connected.


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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.