Child, Man Struck in Long Beach Drive-By Shooting

The victims do not appear to be related, but were riding bikes on the sidewalk when the shooter opened fire

A man and a child were struck by gunfire Monday night in what police say could be a gang-related drive-by shooting in Long Beach.

The pair was riding bicycles in the 7000 block of Orange Avenue near 70th Street when a light-colored sedan drove by and opened fire, said Sgt. Aaron Eaton, with the Long Beach Police Department. Witnesses reported hearing up to 10 gunshots.

The shooter drove away, traveling south on Orange Avenue, Eaton said.

Details about the victims were not immediately known, but police said the child was younger than 10 years old and suffered from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso. The adult victim was shot at least once.

The victims do not appear to be related to each other, Eaton said. They were taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the Long Beach Police Department.

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