Investigators didn’t reveal how they identified the suspected shooter, but they arrested him in Long Beach a day after the crime, jail records show.
After police surrounded the area, they took him into custody on suspicion of attempted murder and shooting in a school zone.
The women told police they were walking when the gunman approached and fired at them, according to the LBPD.
Police say they’ve arrested the gunman who shot a man sitting with a woman in a car a few blocks south of Long Beach Memorial hospital on Sunday.
A man and woman were sitting in their vehicle near the intersection of Pasadena Avenue and 25th Street when the shooting happened.
Officers responded to the shooting at 5:05 a.m. on Dec. 1 in the 1800 block of Cedar Avenue.
Police searched a North Long Beach neighborhood but came up without a suspect after someone reported gunfire.
Police said the intended target was shot at a barber shop and a stray bullet traveled about a block to a Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken.
All five victims, three men and two women, were wounded in the legs or feet and are expected to survive their injuries, police said.
“When officers arrived, they located bullet casings in the street nearby but could not locate any victims or suspects,” police said.