• Matt Esnayra

1 dead, 1 injured in a drive-by shootings in North LB; suspects still at large

One person was killed, and another was injured in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in North Long Beach, authorities said.


Officials believe the two victims were gathered with two other people in front of an apartment complex located on Ackerfiled Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle approached. One of the occupants from inside the car began shooting towards the group and then fled the area. Police are investigating the incident as a gang-related shooting.

  • The police arrived about 10:30 p.m. after receiving several 9-1-1 calls regarding gunfire.

  • Kenneth Cornett, a 27-year-old resident of Bell Gardens, was shot and would later die at the scene.

  • The second victim was wounded in the lower body and was transported to a nearby hospital.

  • The vehicle was last seen heading northbound toward South Street.

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