Suspect arrested after argument escalates into shooting, leaving 1 injured

A shooting that stemmed from an apparent argument, Thursday night, left one person injured and the suspected shooter arrested, Long Beach police said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. near the 2800 block of E 57th Street near Paramount Boulevard, police said. According to a preliminary investigation, an argument between the suspect and her partner escalated to a shooting with gunfire striking a man and a nearby residence.

The suspected shooter, Ruth Corral, a 38-year-old resident of Long Beach, was arrested and charged with one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, one count of child endangerment and one count of disorderly conduct, LBPD said.

Her partner sustained minor wounds to the upper torso during the incident and declined medical treatment at the scene. No other injuries were reported, police said.

Police are asking that those with information regarding the shooting to contact the Gang Investigation Section at 562-570-7370.

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