LONG BEACH – On April 7th, 2014 at 11:50 am, the Pacific County Communications Center received a 911 call advising that a person had been shot in the Safe Haven trailer park located in the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach. The call further advised that the person had been shot in the arm and leg region. The victim managed to leave the area and stated that several shots were still being fired.
Several officers and deputies responded to the scene. Once at the scene, officers began to look for the suspected shooter. In doing so, officers and deputies started to help evacuate the area as an active shooter was still at large. Officers and deputies located the suspect and he went into a trailer at the park. Dialogue was attempted with the suspected shooter. That proved unsuccessful. Officers and deputies noticed smoke that started to emerge from the trailer and through the roof from the inside.
The suspected shooter emerged from the front door of the trailer a short time later armed with a firearm. The suspect brandished the firearm and began to walk away from the trailer. A short distance later, the suspected shooter killed himself with the firearm. The trailer that the suspect was in became fully involved with flames and quickly was destroyed. Initial reports indicate that the victim and the shooter knew each other and both were believed to reside in the trailer park. The Long Beach Police Department is investigating the situation and the circumstances surrounding the incident. The Pacific County Fire Investigation Team is investigating the origin of the fire. Several law enforcement and emergency services agencies assisted with the incident.