Police investigate 2 overnight shootings; bullets graze 1 victim, strike 1 structure

Police are investigating two separate shootings on Saturday, with little information on the suspected shooters in both cases, according to authorities.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the area of Dairy Avenue and Louise Street in North Long Beach where they found a man who sustained a non-life-threatening graze wound to his upper body after two men in a gray sedan fired several bullets at his vehicle before fleeing the area, police said.

The victim was treated at the scene by the Long Beach Fire Department and not transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related. The LBPD defines gang-related crimes as any crime committed “for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with any criminal street gang.”

Earlier Saturday, officers responded to the area of Cedar Avenue near 20th Street in Central Long Beach at about 4:45 p.m. after receiving a call of shots heard in the area, police said.

Officers arrived on scene at the South Wrigley neighborhood and found some bullet casings and at least one structure that had been hit by gunfire, police said.

No injuries were reported to the police, they said.

Police said the suspect(s) fled before the authorities arrived, there is no information on the suspect(s) and the investigation remains ongoing.

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Crystal Niebla is the West Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of her grant-funded position with the Post. If you want to support Crystal's work, you can donate to her Report For America position at lbpost.com/support.