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Published on April 03, 2024
No Injuries as Long Beach Shudders Under Two Separate Shootings; Suspects at LargeSource: Facebook/Long Beach Police Department (CA)

Long Beach streets echoed with gunfire in two separate shootings last night, but by some stroke of luck or perhaps due to poor marksmanship, both incidents saw no injuries. The Long Beach Police Department released details of the events that unfolded, first on Canton Street and then on the Pacific Coast Highway. The city's landscape of violence was, for a brief moment, interrupted by fortunate misses and hasty getaways.

According to the Long Beach Police Department Blotter, officers rushed to Canton Street around 6:23 p.m. yesterday after reports of shots fired. A man found at the scene was lucky to narrowly escape harm as bullets hit his car. The officers managed to quickly gather evidence to establish a shooting incident occurred. However, the intended target apparently preferred to withhold his cooperation from the police. The shooter managed to slip away, successfully evading immediate capture.

Merely hours later, at around 1:10 a.m., gunfire spilled out onto the Pacific Coast Highway. The LBPD responded to yet another shot call, only to find the would-be victim and shooter both gone into the night. No victims were located, and no injuries were reported. The bits and pieces left behind – shell casings, perhaps a whisper of violence – were the silent testament to the aggression that permeated the night air. Police are continuing to investigate.

]The motives remain unclear, suspects are at large, and the LBPD is seeking any leads that can put together the pieces of these brazen acts of gun violence. Anyone with information is urged to come forward, to hopefully prevent a future headline where the luck of the innocent may not hold out.