Police respond to two separate shootings in Long Beach; one man injured

A man was injured and a car chase took place following two separate shootings that took place at different times near the intersection of Alamitos Avenue and East Seventh Street.

The first call about a shooting came in at around 3:10 p.m. Friday, and officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. Seventh Street, police said.

At the scene, officers found a man with a gunshot wound to his lower body. He was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to police.

Investigating officers believed that after a dispute took place when the assailant shot the victim and fled the scene in a silver vehicle, according to the LBPD. The victim and assailant were not known to each other, police said.

Later that night, at about 10:15 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of East Seventh Street regarding a shots fired call, police said.

Officers located a vehicle they suspected was involved in the incident, police said, and they attempted to pull the driver over. The vehicle failed to yield, according to police, and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.

When the vehicle came to a stop, the driver, a 26-year-old resident of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of failing to obey a police officer and a non-related misdemeanor warrant, a police spokesman said. She not booked on charges related to the shooting.

Evidence was located at the original location, police said.

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