What led to the shooting is still under investigation, but witnesses told police that they heard a verbal dispute, followed by the sound of gunfire, police said.
After a brief exchange of words, the security guard and a man fired their guns at each other, and the security guard was hit, according to Long Beach police.
A 17-year-old was shot in the upper body but was able to drive himself to a local hospital. The incident is being investigated as gang-related, according to police.
Witnesses said the man opened fire after being teased about his vote in the 2016 presidential election. He maintained it was self-defense.
Several shots were fired in front of a convenience store on the corner of Eighth Street and Chestnut Avenue, but it appears nobody was wounded.
Police didn’t know a motive for the shooting but said the incident started when a man at the apartment complex got in an altercation with another man.
Two men were sent to the hospital after being wounded in a shooting in the Washington neighborhood in Long Beach early Sunday morning, according to Long Beach police.
One of the victims was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, authorities said.
The man heard gunfire and then realized he’d been struck by a bullet, police said.
Police said investigators believe the shooting started with an argument between the victim and someone else in the home, but it’s not clear whom.