One woman was killed and two others were wounded in Long Beach Monday night when gunfire erupted at a vigil held for a man who had been fatally shot a day earlier.
Police received a call about 9 p.m. reporting the shooting near the intersection of Orange Avenue and East South Street, according to a Long Beach Police Department spokesperson.
Officers arriving at the scene found three women suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the women died after being transported to a local hospital in critical condition, the spokesperson said. She had been shot in the upper torso, according to a police news release.
A second woman, who had been shot in the upper body, was hospitalized in critical condition.
The third victim was in stable condition after being shot in the lower body, officials said.
All three women were attending a vigil for Archie Harris, who was shot and killed at the same location Sunday night, police said.
Investigators believe the incident began with a dispute between a group of people related to the vigil and a local resident, and escalated into a shooting after the resident’s window was broken. Multiple people apparently fired shots in different directions, according to the release.
A motive was not immediately known, but the shooting is being investigated as gang-related, police said.
Investigators have not located the shooters in Monday night’s triple shooting, nor did they release any suspect descriptions. Police are hoping surveillance video and witness accounts from the large gathering at the vigil will lead them to a suspect.
An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting on Sunday, according to a separate news release from the Police Department, which identified the suspected gunman as 48-year-old Gilbert Crawley.
Anyone with information about either shooting can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or going to the website www.crimestoppers.org.