(Dec. 23, 2003) -- LBReport.com has learned that just minutes after a Mile of Men vigil lined PCH between Orange and Pacific Aves. in protest against violence, someone with a gun ran up to four males in 500 block of Walnut Ave...and fired shots at them.
One person in the group, age 17, was struck twice (once in the arm, once in the back). His wounds were described as not life threatening.
LBPD Public Information Officer Nancy Pratt said all four persons were victims of the assault...and what took place will be recorded as attempted murder with four victims.
The crime occurred at roughly 12:40 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 21...and LBPD says the suspect fled north on Walnut Ave. on foot.
LBPD's preliminary investigation indicates that none of the victims are gang members.
The motive for the crime is presently unknown and the investigation is continuing...and is being handled by LBPD's Gang Detail.
Anyone with information about what took place is asked to call LBPD Detective Alex Galvin at (562) 570-7370.