Teenage Boy hit by stray bullet in Long Beach shooting

A 14-year-old boy is recovering after being struck by a stray bullet that pierced through a home in the early hours of Sunday morning. The incident occurred on West Burnett Street, prompting a swift response from local law enforcement. According to the police, an unidentified individual fired shots outside the residence. One of the bullets reportedly found its way through a window frame and hit the teenage boy inside the home.

The victim’s brother, who witnessed the terrifying ordeal, expressed his gratitude that the outcome wasn’t more tragic. He claimed that because the bullet hit within cenimeters of their head regions, either of them could have lost their lives. The family, who had always felt safe in their neighborhood before this terrifying ordeal, is now focused on the boy’s recovery.

Fortunately, the boy’s injuries are not expected to have a lasting impact on his soccer career. His brother shared that the doctor confirmed no major damage to his knee, which had been elevated during the shooting due to a recent soccer injury. However, they remain vigilant and are closely monitoring his progress. The family’s primary concern is ensuring the boy’s well-being and future prospects.

The suspect responsible for the shooting remains at large, and the motive behind the incident is still under investigation. The family believes the attack was random, adding to the shock and confusion surrounding the incident. Authorities are asking for anyone with information to assist in their efforts to apprehend the suspect by coming forward.

Police are working diligently to bring the perpetrator to justice and restore a sense of safety to the neighborhood. In the meantime, the boy’s family is grateful for the support they have received and remains hopeful for his swift recovery.