Two shot at illegal gambling facility in Long Beach

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Carolina K. Smith

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Two people were wounded Monday, Jan. 13 in a shooting inside an illegal gambling facility in Long Beach.

Police responded to the 1100 block of East Artesia Boulevard, near Lemon Avenue, about 9:20pm and found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body and legs, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The man was taken to a hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, police said.

While on scene, officers were informed of a second victim who was also shot in the upper body and legs, but drove himself to a hospital, police said.

Both victims had stable vital signs, police said.

Police said the location of the shooting was an illegal gambling facility and three men and a woman were detained, but it was unclear if they were connected to the shooting.

No suspect information was immediately available.