Three people, including two teenagers, were struck by gunfire Thursday afternoon in Long Beach, and officers detained two potential suspects.

The shooting occurred about 4:40 p.m. in the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue, near Seventh Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Investigators believe the three victims were standing on a sidewalk when someone opened fire.

The victims were taken to a hospital, and two “potential suspects” were detained, according to police.

A motive was not immediately known. Officers remained at the scene as of 6 p.m.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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