Gunfire Erupts in North Long Beach After Road Rage Altercation

A dispute between a car passenger and a group of motorcyclists who blocked a roadway in North Long Beach ended in gunfire Sunday night, according to police.

The incident occurred around 8:54 PM on Cherry Avenue, between Harding Street and Artesia Boulevard. Police reported that a man riding in a car encountered a group of motorcyclists who had obstructed the roadway.

“After a verbal altercation with the group, an unknown suspect from the group fired shots at the victim’s vehicle, striking the victim,” police said in a statement.

The victim was hit in the upper body. Long Beach Fire transported the man to a local hospital for treatment.

The shooting is still under investigation, and a more detailed description of the suspect was not immediately available.