A grandmother has been killed and five other people wounded in a shooting at a vigil in Long Beach,
Police responding to reports of gunfire near a bar at Pacific Coast Highway and Canal Avenue at around 12.40am Saturday found three men and three women suffering from gunshot wounds.
Jacquelyn Hodge Glasby, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene and the five other victims, who have not been named, were taken to the hospital.
Police did not release Glasby’s name but she was identified by loved ones. The mother-of-two and grandmother was originally from Wilmington but had been living in Ontario,
The victims were with a group of people gathered in a parking lot for a vigil honoring a person who had recently died of natural causes when an unknown number of suspects began shooting.
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Jacquelyn Hodge Glasby, 57, was killed and five others were injured when gunfire erupted during a vigil in Long Beach, California. Glasby (left and right) was a mother-of-two and grandmother originally from Wilmington who had been living in Ontario, Canada
Police responding to reports of gunfire near the West Cocktail Lounge (above) on Pacific Coast Highway at 12.40am Saturday found three men and three women with gunshot wounds
Another woman was transported to a hospital in critical condition and three men were transported with non-life-threatening injuries, police said in a news release.
All four suffered gunshot wounds to the upper-torso.
A third woman took herself to a nearby hospital to get treatment for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower torso, police said.
Glasby’s daughter-in-law, Sabrina Neely, said the family is devastated.
‘She was just at the wrong place on the wrong time,’ Neely told
A body is seen behind yellow police tape in the parking lot where the shooting took place
No details about the suspects have been released and police have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting.
Video showed investigators canvassing the area near the West Cocktail Lounge in the hours after the incident.
A man who was in the bar at the time described hearing several gunshots right after a band finished their set.
He said he ran outside and found his rear windshield was shattered.
Police are still investigating the incident and more details are expected to be released later on.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives at 562-570-7244 or 1-800-222-8477.