An intended target and an innocent bystander wounded by a stray round were injured during a drive-by shooting in Long Beach, police said Saturday.
Both victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Karen Owens of the Long Beach Police Department.
A man was in the rear of a courtyard of an apartment building in the 1400 block of Chestnut Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and someone inside shot the man once in the upper body, Owens said.
Officers were dispatched to the location at about 7 p.m. Friday, she said.
“Officers also located a second male adult victim at the same location who was also shot one time in the lower torso,” she said. “The second victim was a bystander and is not believed to be the intended target of the shooting.”
A motive for the shooting was unknown and the investigation was ongoing, she said.
Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to contact the LBPD’s Gang Investigation Section at 562-570-7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted though LA Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App Store or Google Play), or at www.lacrimestoppers.org.