Belmont Shore Shooting – An investigation is currently ongoing following a shooting incident in in Long Beach. According to sources, Police responded to the shooting incident after attending to a stabbing that involved up to four people in the Belmont Shore neighborhood. More details will be released as soon more details are available. This is a developing story.
In the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, a 31-year-old man randomly attacked five people around noon on Tuesday, May 30. Four of the victims, including a 2-year-old, suffered minor injuries from kicks, punches, or a screwdriver stab; one was taken to the hospital with stab wounds; and the third was shot by a police officer as he attempted to enter a house.
Before moving to the playground at nearby Livingston Park, where he assaulted and stabbed a man, the suspect kicked and punched a man and a woman in the 200 block of Park Avenue, a residential street close to the well-known commercial district along 2nd Street, according to police. As a result of the assault, the man dropped a 2-year-old baby from his hands, they added.
As he approached 2nd Street, the guy stabbed another man in the upper torso. Officers claimed they made an effort to defuse the situation and get the suspect to drop his weapon, a screwdriver, but when the man tried to enter a house between 2nd and Quincy, an officer shot him. According to authorities, the suspect and one of the stabbing victims were both hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.
“I heard the guy attacked a man inside the park,” said Marie Sunderland, who has lived in the Belmont Shore area for about 30 years. “This park is always filled with children, I can’t believe someone would threaten the safety of kids.”
Personnel from the Long Beach Fire Department provided on-site treatment for minor injuries to the four other patients.
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