Long Beach Police had a busy night after 2 separate shootings that accrued in central Long Beach.
The first shooting happened just after 11:00pm near 14th and Rose. LBPD was following the vehicle after it was driving erratically, they finally stopped in a hospital parking lot when the police discovered a man shot in the car.
The victim was treated immediately and the injury appeared to be non-life threatening, according to police. This shooting is being investigated as gang related.
The second shooting was fatal. Long Beach police were called at 2:00sm to the 500 block of Rhea Street and found the victim, who was shot in the upper torso, on a sidewalk in front of a home, police said.
The shooting motive is unknown at this time and unknown to be gang related.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Robert Gonzales at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.