LONG BEACH, Calif. - Three people were injured during a drive-by shooting at Pike Outlets in downtown Long Beach, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside the Hooter's restaurant at Shoreline Drive and Aquarium Way, according to Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.
Two men and a teenager were wounded. A 23-year-old man, who was struck in the upper body, was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. An 18-year-old man, who was also struck in the upper body, was listed in stable condition. The 13-year-old boy, struck in the lower body, was listed in stable condition.
The shots were fired from a vehicle and one bullet pierced the front door of the Hooter's restaurant, Luna said.
Within minutes, officers were able to locate and detain a vehicle with three suspects believe to be involved in the shooting. A firearm was recovered from inside the vehicle and "there were multiple crime scenes located with evidence collected, as well as surveillance video from the area,'' police said.
Jonathan Rodriguez-Zamora of Wilmington, 23, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, carrying a concealed weapon and driver permitting a person to discharge from a vehicle.
Rodriguez-Zamora was being held in lieu of $3 million bail.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an inhabited dwelling. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, altering a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm on a person or in a vehicle while in a public place.
It is not known if the shooting was gang-related.
The guests and staff at Hooter's were traumatized by the bullet hole and blood on the floor from a shooting victim who ran inside for help, he said. Witnesses told reporters at the scene they ran and took cover when the shooting started.