LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Chaos ensued in downtown Long Beach when a shooter from a moving vehicle sprayed bullets at a group of people, including a teenage boy.
The drive-by shooting injured three people, including a 13-year-old boy, and unfolded Saturday night in a crowded area outside a restaurant near the Pike OutletsREAD MORE: Animal Cruelty Charges May Be Sought After Severely Neglected English Bulldog Puppy Found At Coachella Property Dies
Of the injured, two were stable and a third person was said to be in critical condition. The ages of the victims were 23, 18, and 13.Sean Penn Refuses To Return To Set Unless Crew Fully Vaccinated
The shooting unfolded just after 7 p.m., prompting witnesses to flag down officers in the area. Within minutes, officers were able to locate a vehicle believed to have been involved in the shootings. A firearm was located inside the vehicle.
“From what I understand, it was a very chaotic scene. Thank God we had several officers on the spot, and our officers are amazing. They reacted quickly. We have someone of interest detained that we think may be responsible for this horrific crime. We have several people detained. From my understanding, at least three,” Chief Robert Luna, the Long Beach Police Chief, said.
Three suspects were subsequently arrested. They were identified by police as Jonathan Rodriguez-Zamora, a 23-year-old resident of Wilmington and two minors, including a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old. All three were booked for attempted murder and other charges.MORE NEWS: Remains Found In Ballona Wetlands ID’d As Missing Woman Kolby Story
No motive was immediately known though the incident was being investigated as being possibly gang-related.