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Published on May 26, 2024
Man Hospitalized, Suspect at Large After Shooting in Long Beach Linked to Stolen VehicleSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted in Long Beach when gunshots rang out early Thursday morning, landing one man in the hospital with a bullet wound. According to the Long Beach Police Department's report, the violence broke out at approximately 7:55 a.m. at the corner of 6th Street and Magnolia Avenue, where witnesses reported gunfire.

The officers who sprinted to the scene found a man suffering from a gunshot to his lower body. In a rush against time, they administered first aid until paramedics arrived. The victim was spirited away to a local hospital by the Long Beach Fire Department, where he was listed in stable condition. The preliminary probe into the shooting has uncovered that the victim was riding in a stolen car when an unidentified gunman opened fire, striking him.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, along with the shooter, took to their heels after the incident, leaving behind a scene strewn with casings and marked by the scars of bullets. Despite the harrowing incident, police have not let the trail run cold. Gang detectives descended upon the scene, signaling a turn in the investigation toward the underbelly of gang violence that plagues the streets.

While the suspect remains a ghost to the authorities, evidence collected at the scene could be the key to unraveling the day's chaos. Police are urging anyone with information to step forward. The streets whisper secrets to those who will listen, and in this case, those secrets might just bring justice to a community too often disrupted by indiscriminate violence. The investigation, while still in its embryonic stages, continues with intensity as the Long Beach cops seek to close the net on those responsible for the public's unrest.