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 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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