Multiple investigations are underway after a school security officer allegedly shot a woman near Millican High School in Long Beach, California, on September 27.
The incident occurred around 3:13 p.m. when a Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) school security officer was patrolling around the campus to ensure safe passage for students leaving Millican High School. An altercation broke out near Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue, and the school security officer contacted a group of individuals to investigate.
According to an official statement released by LBUSD on Monday night, during the investigation, the school security officer dropped his shotgun and a woman was gunned down.
According to a video posted online, school security officers approached a car parked on the way to a shopping plaza. As the officer approached the passenger side of the car, the driver immediately turned away and the officer pulled out his gun and fired two shots at the car.
Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers arrived at the scene and determined that the LBUSD security officer was involved in the shooting incident and struck a female adult in the upper body.
The LBPD said the school security officer was driving when he noticed a physical altercation between an 18-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl on the road. According to preliminary investigation information obtained by The Epoch Times, two underage men were also involved in the attack and tried to flee the scene with the 18-year-old suspect after the school’s security officer approached his car.
The adult woman sitting on the passenger side after being shot was immediately sent to a local hospital.
“The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and the female adult was taken to a local hospital where she is in critical condition. At this time, no additional injuries have been reported,” the LBPD said in a statement.
The department said additional sources would be deployed in the vicinity of Millican High School to ensure the safety of students.
LBUSD reported that no students were injured and that additional staff would be at Millican High School to support the students.
The LBPD said that “no employees of the Long Beach Police Department were involved during the incident.”
The LBPD claimed that the investigation is still ongoing and that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office will also conduct an independent investigation into the incident.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times