Two men shot, multiple vehicles damaged during 5 overnight shootings in Long Beach

Two men are in stable condition after being shot during separate shootings in Long Beach overnight, police said, while multiple vehicles and a home were damaged in a handful of other shootings that took place across the city within the span of a few hours.

The first incident happened near Daisy Avenue and 10th Street  just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. A man was walking in the area when he was shot at by an unknown suspect, said Long Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez.

Gang detectives responded to the scene to investigate. The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

About 45 minutes later, at 9:45 p.m., police responded to the area of Gundry Avenue and 17th Street, near Whittier Elementary, where they located bullet casings nearby.

A little later, at 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a home near East 14th Street and Gardenia Avenue, just north of the Long Beach Transit building, where they found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body, De Prez said. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police found crime scene evidence, including casings and strike marks to nearby vehicles. Gang detectives responded to the scene to investigate. The suspect remains at large.

At about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, police responded to the area of 15th Street and Chestnut Avenue, near Washington Middle School, where a man said he was sitting inside his parked vehicle when two males approached and began shooting, De Prez said. The suspects then ran away.

The victim’s vehicle was struck multiple times but he was uninjured. Police said they do not know the motive for the shooting but continue to investigate.

Then, at 12:20 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooting and found bullet casings and strike marks to a home and vehicle near Third Street and Walnut Avenue, near a Long Beach fire station.

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding any of these shootings to contact the gang detail at 562-570-7370.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.
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