Long Beach Police officers investigate a hit-shooting – On July 4, 2023, at approximately 7:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 6500 block of Indiana Avenue regarding a hit-shooting. Upon arrival, officers located evidence, including bullet casings and strike marks, indicating a shooting occurred. Responding officers were notified that a male adult victim related to the incident was being transported to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim stated he was walking in an alleyway near the 6500 block of Indiana Avenue when an unknown vehicle driven by an unknown male suspect approached him from behind and began discharging a firearm towards the victim, striking him. Additionally, a vehicle occupied by two adult victims, male and female, along with a female juvenile victim, was struck. None of these victims were injured. The suspect fled towards an unknown direction prior to officers’ arrival. No additional injuries were reported. The motive for the shooting nor additional suspect information is known at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
SWAT officers investigate a no-hit shooting – On July 4, 2023, at approximately 6:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of Cherry Ave regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located evidence, including bullet casings and strike marks, indicating a shooting occurred. The preliminary investigation revealed a verbal altercation occurred between multiple individuals in the parking lot area of a supermarket. During the altercation, a male adult suspect from the group discharged a firearm before fleeing the scene on foot. No injuries were reported. Believing the suspect was possibly inside the supermarket, officers established a perimeter, and officers from the SWAT team responded to the scene. Officers searched and cleared the lot and business and deemed the area safe. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers investigate a no-hit shooting – On July 4, 2023 at approximately 11:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1900 of Chestnut Avenue regarding a shots call, later determined to be a shooting into an inhabited dwelling. Upon arrival, officers located evidence, including bullet casings and strike marks, indicating a shooting had occurred. The calling party stated they were standing in front of their residence when they heard presumed gunfire coming from an adjacent street, and subsequently noticed their residence had been struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported, no suspect information is known, and the motive for the shooting is unknown. The investigation is ongoing.