Bible college shooting may be gang related

| July 12, 2010

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Police are searching for the gunman who shot four people after an event at Long Beach Bible College.

The shooting happened around midnight on the 400 block of East Artesia Boulevard.

Witnesses said a group of people were leaving an event when shots rang out, hitting four of them.

Long Beach police officials said the gunman got out of a vehicle, opened fire, got back into the car and sped away.

"I saw the cops over there and people walking to look for a body down there," said Marcus Falanai, who witnessed the incident.

Police said the shooting may be gang related.

A bishop of the religious school said there was a party on the second floor of the college building, but the party was not affiliated with the school.

The victims were at a banquet hall that was rented out for the night.

"As far as people from our church being involved, I don't think so," said Bishop Gus Ahkiong of the Sure Foundation Church of God. "I think it's got to be someone from outside."

A description of the vehicle was not available.

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities said their injuries are not life-threatening.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Long Beach police at (562) 435-6711.

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