|(UPDATED 2:05 p.m. from 1:48 p.m., 10:40 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. from Sept. 16, 2020, 4:10 a.m..) -- LBPD says a man walking in the area of 700 Queensway Drive (address of Hotel Maya) was shot/wounded by three men (adults) who robbed him, shot him and fled the area in a white sedan.
LBPD Public Information Officer Brandon Fahey tells LBREPORT.com (9 am hour email) that "officers located a male adult victim with a gunshot wound to the lower torso Officers canvassed the area and located evidence, including bullet casings, that a shooting had occurred
The victim stated "that as he was walking in the area, three adult male suspects wearing masks approached, robbed, and shot him then fled the area in a white sedan."
UPDATE 2:05 p.m. In a further update on shooting location, another LBPD PIO indicated (very general description) it was in an area near the hotel pool, near a walkway and grassry area between walkway and rocks that line the shore. [In other words, it wasn't in the hotel parking lot.]
A 10 a.m. hour inquiry by LBREPORT.com to Hotel Maya's manager went to voice mail; a response is pending.
The Hotel Maya (offering picturesque views of LB's shoreline skyline) is an elegant facility, a favored venue of LB poltiicians. It was the site of 2nd dist. candidate Cindy Allen's Oct. 2019 candidate announcement and fundraiser.
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LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt. Aaron Alu told LBREPORT.com (initial informaiton) that the suspects were described as three male Hispanic adults.
LBPD gang detectives were called out [LBPD believes this is routine in non=fatal shootings].and LBPD;s investigation is active and ongoing.
A Hotel Maya employee who responded to our 4 a.m. telephone inquiry declined to tell us if the shooting occurred inside or outside the hotel and referred us to the manager who he indicated won't arrive until after 8 a.m.
Further to follow as we confirm it.
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