Police Brief - Gun Graphic

Police officers in Long Beach came under gunfire early Thursday morning while investigating a hit-and-run crash and the shooter was at-large.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of East Pacific Coast Highway at 1 a.m to investigate the collision and heard gunshots in the area, according to Lt. Byron Blair of the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers moved to a nearby parking lot to take cover and as they made their way through the parking lot, shots were fired at them, Blair said.

No officers were hit and a department SWAT team was called to the scene, where evidence of a shooting was located, Blair said.

No arrest was reported and a motive for the shooting was unknown, he said.

Detectives were on scene and an investigation into the shooting was ongoing and prompted the closure of PCH in both directions between Orange and Cherry avenues until further notice, Blair said.

—City News Service

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