On Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m., LBPD officers were dispatched to the area of Artesia Boulevard and Cherry Avenue regarding a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located a female adult victim with gunshot wounds and immediately began rendering aid. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire where she succumbed to her injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates a male adult suspect shot the female at a gas station before fleeing the area. The motive for the shooting is under investigation. A short while later, LBPD officers located a possible suspect and attempted to contact him.
The suspect fled the area in a vehicle, resulting in a department-authorized pursuit. Eventually the suspect was taken into custody by LAPD.
Homicide detectives are actively investigating the incident and additional information will be available in a news release tomorrow.
LBLN Reporter Matt Candelaria