An investigation was continuing Tuesday into an altercation that prompted a Long Beach Unified School District safety officer to shoot a woman who was inside a vehicle being driven away from the scene near Millikan High School.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, its officers responded at 3:12 p.m. to the area of Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue near the high school in response to a reported shooting. When they arrived, officers found a woman with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body, Long Beach Police spokesman Brandon Fahey said.
She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Officers determined an LBUSD school safety officer responded to an altercation between multiple subjects, and when they attempted to leave the scene in a vehicle, the school safety officer approached the car and fired into the vehicle as the driver was pulling away, Fahey said.
Video of the shooting posted online appears to show the unidentified officer firing at least two shots at the car.
Millikan High School confirmed in a statement that no students were injured in the shooting.
Fahey said the investigation was ongoing. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is also conducting an independent investigation of the shooting.