Shocking Turn: Teen Suspect Linked to Multiple Shootings in Long Beach

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Long Beach, Calif. – The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has apprehended a 17-year-old male resident suspected of perpetrating four separate shooting incidents within the city. The identity of the suspect has been withheld due to his juvenile status.

A Trail of Fear: Shootings Terrorize Residents

The first of these incidents occurred on February 27th in the 2300 block of Baltic Avenue, resulting in no injuries and the suspect escaping undetected. In more recent days, the suspect has emerged as the primary suspect in three additional shootings.

  • April 5th, 11:27 PM: A shooting was reported in the 1500 block of West 20th Street.
  • April 5th, 11:50 PM: A second shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Webster Avenue.

Remarkably, neither of these incidents resulted in any reported injuries.

A City on Edge

These incidents have ignited a wave of concern and anxiety within Long Beach. Residents have expressed their fears as violence continues to cast a shadow over their community.

Recent weeks have witnessed a series of violent crimes that have shaken the public:

  1. March 16th: A shooting in a densely populated area, thankfully without casualties.
  2. March 11th: A food truck vendor nearly succumbed to death due to a brutal stabbing while defending an elderly victim of a robbery.
  3. March 3rd: A man was tragically stabbed to death in a Dave’s Hot Chicken restaurant while defending others.

While the suspect in the stabbing was apprehended at LAX, fear continues to linger, prompting the restaurant to implement earlier closures as a safety measure.

Seeking Justice and Community Cooperation

The LBPD urges anyone with information regarding these incidents to reach out to the Gangs Detail at (562) 570-7370 or submit anonymous tips through LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Community collaboration is essential in ensuring the safety and well-being of Long Beach.

The Long Beach Police Department says the 17-year-old suspect used the depicted firearms in the four shooting incidents that occurred in the city.