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 has been covering City Hall for the Post for nearly a decade. A Long Beach resident, Ruiz graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in journalism. He and his wife Kristina and, most importantly, their dog Mango, live in Long Beach. He is a particularly avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the UCLA Bruins, which is why he sometimes comes to work after the weekend in a grumpy mood.