4 Separate Long Beach Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 3 Wounded

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A map shows the approximate location of a fatal shooting in Long Beach on Friday, July 4, 2014. (Credit: Google Maps)

Four separate shootings occurred within four hours in Long Beach on Friday afternoon, leaving one person dead and several others injured, authorities said.

Officers were dispatched about 12:30 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 6500 block of Gardenia Avenue, two blocks south of 91 Freeway, said Marlene Arrona, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. When the officers arrived, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, where the victim was pronounced dead, Arrona said. Homicide detectives were also called to the location.

An hour after the first incident was reported, officers responded to a call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon in the 5500 block of Elm Avenue, police said.

A man had apparently been sitting in a vehicle when an unknown shooter fired from another vehicle, shattering a window and wounding the man in the arm, according to Arrona. LBFD paramedics transported him to a hospital, where he was treated for the injury, which was not life-threatening.

About 3:02 p.m., officers were called to the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue in regards to another report of an assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said. Police arrived to find an injured male victim who was then taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover.

The fourth shooting was reported about 4:10 p.m., the Police Department said.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East 15th Street and Pine Avenue, where they discovered a man who had suffered a non-life-threatening wound. He was transported to a hospital.

No description of the shooters was immediately released.

Investigations into the four shootings are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department.

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