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Published on June 12, 2024
Stabbing and Shooting Disturb Peace in Long Beach, Suspects at Large as LBPD InvestigatesSource: Long Beach Police Department

Violence marred the streets of Long Beach with a stabbing and a shooting reported separately, law enforcement officials said. According to an LBPD blotter update, on June 10, officers responded to a stabbing in the 3500 block of Los Coyotes Diagonal. The altercation between two male adults ended with one person stabbed and the assailant, whose identity remains unknown, fleeing the scene along with the victim. Despite the lack of information on the suspect or motive, evidence confirmed that a stabbing occurred. The Long Beach Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident, searching for any leads that might shed light on the reasons behind the violence.

In a separate incident early on June 11, officers arrived at the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue to find evidence of a shooting, though no victims were present. The shooting, reported at approximately 2:17 a.m., appeared to have not caused any injuries, and the suspect or suspects had already left the area. "Suspect(s) information and the motive for the shooting are under investigation," the LBPD stated

In the midst of this, Long Beach Police detectives were able to mitigate further potential violence by confiscating a gun and arresting a prohibited possessor. The officers made the arrest following a lead on a robbery case near the 405 Freeway and Baker Street. "Great work Officers! Last night officers safely took a gun off the streets," read the public acknowledgment on the LBPD blotter. The LBPD's vigilance in this case prevented another weapon from possibly contributing to the chain of violence.

These incidents serve as uncomfortable reminders that public safety continues to be challenged, notwithstanding the efforts of local law enforcement. As investigations proceed, updates are expected to follow. The Long Beach Police Department encourages anyone with information on either case to come forward to assist in bringing clarity and resolution to these violent acts.