There was barely any time to react.
Luis Anaya was returning to his Long Beach home after a trip to the grocery store with his longtime girlfriend and daughter, he said, when a man stepped out of the darkness near the corner of Locust Avenue and East 9th Street on Saturday night.
Anaya didn’t recognize the man, whose face was “all covered up,” but the two had only briefly locked eyes by the time Anaya saw the gun.
"I couldn't make his face," he said. "When I tried to look at him, he shot at me."
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