Two shootings rock Long Beach Friday night; Victim dies following Wilson High School shooting
2009-10-31 · By Editor
Two separate, unrelated incidents involved gunfire in Long Beach Friday night.
Gunfire erupted at Ximeno and 10th just after the football game between Wilson High School and Long Beach Polytechnic.
Additionally, SWAT was called to respond when a carjacking suspect refused to comply with officers near 4th and Cerritos. Both investigations are still ongoing.
Wilson High School Shooting: 2 injured, 1 dead by gunfire following Wilson/Poly Football Game
On Friday, October 30, 2009 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the football game at Wilson High School had just ended, and a group of several hundred subjects were congregating in the area of Ximeno Avenue and 10th Street. At approximately 10:00 p.m., Long Beach Police Officers responded to a shooting that just occurred in the area of 10th Street and Ximeno Avenue.
When officers arrived they found that three victims had been shot. An 18-year-old male and a 20-year-old male sustained non-life threatening injuries, and a 16-year-old female suffered life threatening injuries. All three victims were transported to the hospital where the female victim succumbed to her injuries. The female victim’s identity is being withheld at this time.
This investigation is on going and Detectives are asking that anyone who was in the area of Ximeno Avenue and 10th Street after the game and took photos or video that could assist in the investigation or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Malcolm Evans at (562) 570-7244.
Carjack Suspect Shot by LBPD Officer Downtown; No Injuries
On Friday, October 30, 2009 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Long Beach Police Officers were flagged down in the area of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Street by a citizen who had just been carjacked and pointed to his vehicle that was fleeing the scene.
Officers stopped the vehicle in the area of 4th Street and Cerritos Avenue where an Officer Involved Shooting occurred. The suspect refused to exit the vehicle after numerous attempts were made to call him out. SWAT was then activated and responded to the scene. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital where is being treated for his life threatening injuries. No officers were injured.
In addition to the Long Beach Police Department’s ongoing investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is also conducting an independent investigation, which is routine for all “hit” officer involved shootings that occur in Los Angeles County.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Bryan McMahon and Teri Hubert at (562) 570-7244.