Police identify Long Beach man as gunman in Redondo Beach Pier shooting
Police have identified the man behind the shooting at the Redondo Beach Pier as 36-year-old Long Beach resident Kenneth Vessell, according to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner's office.
Two victims were taken to a nearby hospital, both were suffering from gunshot wounds to their lower bodies, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
A knife and handgun were recovered at the scene.
One of the victims was described as a man in his 40's, and the other was a teenage boy, per KTLA 5.
Police believe the suspect and the victims knew each other.
Police responded to the pier about 8:20 p.m., Wednesday night on the 100 block of West Torrance Boulevard. At a press conference, sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean said the suspect fired a semi-automatic handgun randomly, striking two people, per the Los Angeles Times.
The sounds of gunfire sent people running in a panic, according to the LA Times.
A witness told the Times that a person believes the gunman, high-tailed over a rail and onto rocks that line the beach with police in pursuit.
Then the witness heard gunshots and saw the man fall.