Two Boys Wounded During Drive-By Shooting in Long Beach

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
January 10, 2022Updated: January 10, 2022

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Two teenage boys suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during a drive-by shooting in the morning of Jan. 9 in Long Beach, authorities said.

The victims—ages 15 and 16—were standing in the 1600 block of East 14th Street at about 6:35 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up and an unknown number of suspects inside shot at them, said Brandon Fahey, a spokesman with the Long Beach Police Department.

The vehicle fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. Officers arriving at the location recovered evidence, including shell casings, and observed that a multi-unit residence was struck by gunfire, Fahey said.

Paramedics rushed the boys to a hospital.

“Gang detectives responded and are actively conducting their investigation,” Fahey said.