Active Shooting Investigation Shuts Down Traffic In Long Beach
A shooting that hospitalized one man on Wednesday shuttered traffic near Signal Hill due to ongoing investigation according to LBPD.
LONG BEACH, CA — A shooting that hospitalized one man on Wednesday afternoon shuttered traffic near Signal Hill due to ongoing investigation according to the Long Beach Police Department.
LBPD officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and Willow Street at 1:25, where they found a man who was shot in his lower body. Shortly after, paramedics transported the man to a local hospital to treat his injuries.
“Preliminary investigation suggests the victim and a male adult suspect were engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated when the suspect shot the victim,” LBPD said in a statement.
Officers were not able to locate the suspect because they fled on foot before LBPD arrived, according to LBPD. No additional information about the suspect was available.
Due to the ongoing investigation, westbound Willow Street at Long Beach Boulevard is closed to traffic and eastbound traffic on Willow Street is limited. There was no timeline provided for when the road closures would be lifted.