• MTLB on Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

A man is dead after an alleged verbal dispute turned violent in North Long Beach, LBPD announced Tuesday.


The shooting occurred on the 400 block of South Street at roughly noon; when police arrived at the scene, they came upon a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. LBPD says Long Beach Fire Department took life-saving measures, and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital, but he would later die.

  • According to LBPD homicide detectives, the initial findings are that the victim got into a "verbal dispute, and that dispute led to a physical fight, which escalated into a shooting. At this time, no suspect information is available, and the motive for the shooting is believed to be gang-related."

  • The victim is being revealed as an adult male in his 20s. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner will work to identify the victim and notify the next of kin.


Updated: Mar 29

Photo via CSULB Police

California State University, Long Beach campus police announced on Twitter the arrest of an impaired driver who crashed into a traffic signal early Monday morning.


Long Beach Police say the incident occurred at about 2:54 a.m., in the area of East 7th Street and East Campus Drive.

  • Police told the Modern Times the driver crashed into a traffic signal and that nobody was hurt during the incident.

  • The LBPD arrested 33-year-old City of Orange resident Ricardo Mariscal.

  • Mariscal was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and his bail was set at $40,000.

Photo via CSULB Police


Hundreds of complaints were made to local and county officials after a chemical spill at a factory in Compton caused strong, pungent odors to the point that some Long Beach residents felt ill, per multiple reports.


The spill occurred last Thursday at roughly 1:30 p.m. when workers loaded a 300-pound sack holding chemicals into a reactor oven at the Plaskolite plant in Compton. Two hours after workers placed the bag into the oven, it ruptured, causing the stove to bleed a pungent stink, per the LA Times.

  • Plaskolite spokesperson Roger Hamilton told the Times, the main ingredient that caused the smell is methyl methacrylate or MMA. A colorless liquid with an odor that can irritate the eyes, nose, lungs, and skin.

  • LBFD spokesperson Jack Crabtree told the Post that they received 20 calls regarding the smell.

  • South Coast AQMD deployed a team of inspectors to investigate the cause.