A man suspected of shooting a 3-year-old boy and a man in Long Beach Sunday night is believed to be a relative of the victims, police said Monday.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1100 block of East 10th Street about 11:45 p.m., Long Beach Police Department Lt. Fernandez said.

A man and a toddler were found at the scene suffering from gunshot wounds, Fernandez said.

Both victims were taken to local hospitals where they were listed in stable condition, the Police Department stated in an email.

Evidence recovered at the scene led investigators to a suspect in the shooting, Fernandez said. No details were given about what type of evidence was found.

The suspect, believed to be related to the victims, was taken into custody in the city of Cypress. Authorities did not immediately release the person’s name.

A motive for the shooting was unknown.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Police Department at 562-570-7370. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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