Man wounded, another in custody after ‘metal object’ attack in Willmore neighborhood

Police arrested a man and another man was taken to the hospital after he sustained  a “metal object type injury” Thursday evening, authorities said.

Long Beach Police Department officers originally responded to the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue around 6 p.m. to a suspected shooting but LBPD Lt. Ryan Watson said that the wounded man was not hurt by a bullet, but by a “metal object.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Watson said. Police said a suspect was later taken into custody, identified as 58-year-old David Loya of Long Beach. Loya has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm and is being held on $50,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing. No further details were immediately available.

Editors note: Information regarding the suspect was added to the story.

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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post.
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