Gunman at Large After Long Beach Shooting

A gunman was still at large Tuesday after four people were wounded, including a teenager, one night earlier, police said.

The shooting was reported in the 1600 block of E. 10th Street Monday night, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Investigators say it may have been gang-related.

A woman, two men, and a 17-year-old boy were struck by gunfire, police said.

"I was just coming back from getting my grandma some food," said Raymond Spruell, one of the shooting victims. "I just heard gunshots coming my way. I seen two people walk right there with guns."

One bullet struck Spruell in the foot and another grazed his back. Three of his friends were also hit in the latest of a recent rash of violence in Long Beach.

Surveillance cameras have been installed in another neighborhood near downtown following the uptick in crime.

August Hunter was one of the city's most powerful gang lords. He's now working to curb the violence in his old neighborhood.


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"It's way out of hand now," he said.

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