• Matt Esnayra

Two Men Shot in Separate Zaferia Shootings

Two men sustained gunshot wounds while in their cars in two separate shootings in the Zaferia neighborhood of Long Beach, police say.

Details of the 1st Shooting:

  • 🚨10:55 p.m. | According to authorities, officers responded to Redondo Avenue and Anaheim Street, where officers found one male victim with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

  • 🕵️‍♀️: Investigators say the victim, while driving in the area of PCH and Obispo Ave, was fired upon by an unknown assailant and then quickly fled the scene.

  • 🚑Paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital, and police say he is stable.

  • 👮‍♀️Police found bullet holes and marks on the victim's car, in addition to bullet casings.

Details of the 2nd shooting:

11:50 p.m. | Less than a mile away from the first reported shooting, another set of LBPD officers were dispatched to a second shooting in the area of Ohio Ave and Anaheim Street at roughly 11:50 p.m.

  • 🕵️‍♀️: The victim told police that he was in his parked car when someone walked up and shot at him.

  • Police say the suspect fled the scene, and they don't believe the two shootings are related to one another.

  • The motive of both shootings remains unknown at this time.

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