Long Beach, California – On Sunday, a shooting suspect was shot by Long Beach Police Officers near the scene of the Grand Prix.
The suspect may be connected to two other shootings in the area earlier that afternoon.
The incident occurred at around 4:44 PM when a male suspect fired a handgun near 3rd Street and Elm Avenue but didn’t hit anyone.
Two minutes later, a Long Beach police officer spotted him blocks away near Ocean Boulevard.
The officer heard shots and located the suspect, leading to an officer-involved shooting.
The suspect was hit in the upper body and taken to a hospital.
Authorities were already investigating two other shootings in the area, one around 1 PM and the other just before 3 PM.
A man was hit in the second shooting but is expected to survive.
Many officers were already on hand for the Grand Prix, and they were able to quickly respond.
Police believe the same suspect may be responsible for all the chaos.
It’s still too early to determine whether the suspect was shooting at random or targeting anyone specifically.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the scene is still active and is expected to remain so for some time.
Homicide detectives are conducting an investigation.
Thousands were in Long Beach for the Grand Prix when the gunshots rang out Sunday afternoon.
Police blocked off the area while crowds poured out of the Grand Prix.
Both the suspect and the man who was hit in the second shooting are expected to survive.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more details are expected to emerge.