- Three people were killed and nine others were injured in a shooting in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.
- The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. at a residence on Seventh Street.
- No description of the shooter, who remains at large, has been released.
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At least three men were killed and nine people were rushed to the hospital after a shooting at a Halloween party at a Long Beach, California, home Tuesday night, according to the Long Beach Fire Department.
The fire department tweeted that they were called to a house on the 2700 block of Seventh Street at 10:44 p.m., where they found three dead men and nine injured adults. Five of the injured were in life-threatening condition while the other four were in non-life-threatening condition. Seven of the injured were women between the ages of 20 and 49, and two were men in their late 20s, according to a press release from the Long Beach Police Department.
The victims' ages and cities of residence are as follows, according to the release:
- 20-year-old female resident of the City of Anaheim
- 27-year-old female resident of the City of Hawthorne
- 27-year-old male resident of the City of Cudahy
- 28-year-old female resident of the City of Los Angeles
- 28-year-old female resident of the City of Gardena
- 29-year-old male resident of the City of Hawthorne
- 30-year-old female resident of the City of Compton
- 32-year-old female resident of the City of Lawndale
- 49-year-old female resident of the City of Los Angeles
The three dead men appeared to be in their 20s, according to ABC 7.
—Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) October 30, 2019
The suspect, who remains at large, opened fire from an alley located behind the residence, police said.
The press release described the shooter as "a male of an unknown race wearing dark-colored clothing with his face concealed," and police believe he fled in a dark-colored vehicle. Police told ABC 7 that they are looking into whether the shooter knew the victims at the party or if it was random.
"This is a tragic incident that is not at all reflective of our community," Long Beach Police Department Chief of Police Robert Luna said in a statement. "We are committed to working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and provide the victims with the services they need."
Footage from the local outlet showed paramedics treating patients on the scene before they were taken to the hospital.
Jennifer de Prez, a spokesperson for the Long Beach Police Department, said victims were found inside and outside the house, according to The New York Times.
Jake Heflin, a spokesman for the fire department, told ABC 7 that the shooting took place at a Halloween costume party, where there were 25-30 people in attendance.
"Obviously, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have been impacted by this tragic event," Helfin told NBC News.
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