LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A woman was killed and five others were hospitalized after a shooting outside of a bar in Long Beach early Saturday morning.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired around 1 a.m. outside The West cocktail lounge at the 1500 Block of Pacific Coast Highway.
Five people were injured, one critically, and transported to a nearby hospital.
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Joy Benedict spoke to the family of the woman who was killed.
The family identified the deceased as Jacqueline Hodge Glasby. They told Benedict that Glasby was 57 and a grandmother from Ontario, originally from Wilmington.
Glasby was hanging out with some childhood friends — all gathered to remember a friend who recently died — when shots rang out. The group was saying their goodbyes in the parking lot.
The victim’s daughter-in-law, Sabrina Neely, came to the site with other family members hoping that Glasby was not hurt. But the fact she answered none of their phone calls made the inevitable a reality.
“She hasn’t reached out to us,” said Neely, “and that’s something she would not do. She would not not call us.”
Neely mourned her mourned her mother-in-law.
“She was lovable,” she said, “She would do anything for anybody.”
Neely said she was already having trouble coming to grips with the loss.
“If I could get her back, if I could just talk to her one more time, kiss her one more time,” Neely said.
Police continued to investigate the shooting early Saturday morning. The suspect remained at large.