The Latest: Police: Party shooting may be targeted attack

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a party in Long Beach, California: (all times local):

10 a.m.

Authorities say they believe a fatal shooting at a party at a home in Long Beach, California, may have been a targeted attack.

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna said Wednesday the motive for the shooting was not immediately known but authorities believe it was not a random act of violence.

Luna says three people were killed and nine wounded by the gunfire.

He says between 25 and 30 people were at the party Tuesday when a man in dark clothing with his face concealed fired at guests from an alley behind the home before fleeing in a getaway vehicle.

He says the guests included a group of co-workers.

Authorities say they are looking for at least one suspect, possibly more.


02:36 a.m.

Authorities say three people were fatally shot and nine others injured at a home in Long Beach, California.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Long Beach fire spokesman Jake Heflin says firefighters arrived at the home around 10:44 p.m. on Tuesday to a scene “filled with chaos.”

The department says three men were dead and the nine others were injured. Their conditions weren’t immediately available.

It was not immediately known if the shooter had been taken into police custody.

Some witnesses say there might have been a Halloween party going on at the house.

Forty-seven-year-old Oswaldo Morales told the Times he heard as many as 17 shots. Some residents say they heard up to 20 shots.

Morales says minutes later police and fire vehicles could be heard in the neighborhood.

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