A shooting at a Halloween party in Long Beach, California, left three people dead and nine injured.
According to public information officer of Long Beach Fire Department Jake Heflin, the shooting took place around 10.44pm late Tuesday.
He further stated “Upon arrival, the engine company and the paramedic unit identified a scene obviously full of chaos.”
The officer further said “it was not clear if the attack was the work of just one shooter. No suspects were in custody and no motive had been immediately determined. Heflin said he did not information on the condition of the wounded.”
At 10:44 pm, @lbfirefighters responded to shooting at a residence on the 2700 block of 7th Street. An MCI was declared with a total of 12 patients. 3 confirmed fatalities (adult males) 9 patients transported to local area hospitals. 5 immediate & 4 delayed. PIO onscene. pic.twitter.com/k8txxNqZfL
— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) October 30, 2019
Long Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said that responding officers discovered victims both outside and inside the residence.
#LBPD is investigating a shooting incident that occurred @ approx. 10:45 tonight in the 2700 block E 7th St. 3 victims confirmed deceased @ the scene and 9 transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing. Media staging area @ 7th & Gladys.
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) October 30, 2019