Road rage leads to shooting near Long Beach Airport, police say

A moment of aggravated road rage between two drivers led to a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting near Long Beach Airport Thursday morning, police said.

Officers responded to the area of Redondo Avenue and Spring Street, just south of the airport, at about 8 a.m. regarding a shooting. There, they located a man with minor injuries, LBPD spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said.

According to Gallagher, the road rage started as the vehicles were traveling eastbound on Spring Street. It’s unclear what started the conflict.

Police believe the incident prompted the suspect to fire a gun in the direction of the other vehicle. The gunfire did not strike the victim, but he was left with minor injuries from the glass shattered by the bullets, the LBPD said.

No other injuries were reported, and police described the suspect’s vehicle as a dark-colored pick-up truck.

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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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