LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Authorities said two people are dead in a shooting at a law office in Long Beach.
Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of San Antonio Drive just before 2:30 p.m.READ MORE: Johnny Santos Moreno Pleads Guilty To Attacking Transgender Woman In Costa Mesa
On arrival, officers confirmed a shooting had taken place with multiple victims.
Sky9’s Stu Mundel reported that two were dead, a victim and the suspect.
One shooting victim was driven to a nearby hospital. That person was reported to be in serious condition, according to CBS2’s Peter Daut.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. More than a dozen officers were still on scene hours after the shooting.READ MORE: Faith Leaders From Around Los Angeles React To The Guilty Verdict In The Trial Of Derek Chauvin
Police Thursday afternoon said the man suspected in the shooting was an attorney who had been terminated by a law firm with offices in the building. It is believed the suspect shot a partner in the firm, another employee and then shot himself.
The building houses several legal firms including that of well-known accident attorneys Larry H. Parker and Ron Beck.
Officials said the suspect used a handgun.
Moments before the shooting, terrified co-workers ran into the street.
Daut spoke to a man named Kelly Bray, who lives near the building where the shooting occurred.MORE NEWS: Duarte Senior Center To Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Site April 25 & 26
“It’s frightening,” he said. “It’s absolutely frightening. This is a quiet neighborhood. I’ve lived here 17 years. This doesn’t really ever happen around here.”