The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred on Labor Day in Long Beach.
Sgt. Eric Cregeen, the department's public information officer, confirmed Thursday morning that the LBPD is "currently investigating the report of a shooting victim who was admitted to the Long Beach Medical Center" Monday.
Since the alleged shooting is an active investigation, Cregeen said he could not provide any further information.
The incident marks the second shooting in four months in Long Beach after a teen was back in May.
A motorist driving on the slick roads of a rain-drenched Long Beach Tuesday struck and killed an 85-year-old woman, police said.
According to , a 21-year-old Long Beach man was driving westbound on East Park Avenue, between Roosevelt and Neptune Boulevards, when he hit the elderly woman as she was crossing the street northbound from the parking mall around 1 p.m.
“He sees her and locks up the breaks, skids on the wet pavement and strikes the elderly woman,” said Sgt. Eric Cregeen, the department’s public information officer.
Cregeen said that woman, identified as Silvia Zucker of Long Beach, was transported to , where shortly later she was pronounced dead.
The motorist was not charged in the incident.
Long Beach police went on a high-speed chase two weeks ago that ended with the wanted motorist plowing his car into a police cruiser and knocking it into seven other vehicles in the Canals neighborhood.
Jabori Gibson, 21, of Roosevelt, who police characterize as a violent drug dealer with a record, was arrested at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 30 and charged with several violations: reckless driving, reckless endangerment, assault, criminal possession of stolen property, fleeing a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by a drug.
According to the , Thursday’s incident grew out of another violation earlier in the week, when Gibson drove through a stop sign on East Beech Street and took police on a high-speed chase. The police ceased their pursuit due to concern for public safety, but they were able to identify the vehicle, a Mazda, and its plate number, Commissioner Michael Tangney told Patch.
Tangney told Patch that police found a “sizable” amount of narcotics in the vehicle and were able to charge Gibson with intent to distribute heroin. He said that Gibson was unarmed but was under the influence of drugs.
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