July 21st, 2024

Attack kills 2 and injures 3 others in California beach city, police say

By The Associated Press on July 5, 2024.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Two people were killed and three others injured in Independence Day violence in a Southern California beach city, police said Friday.

A suspect was arrested after authorities responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon Thursday night in Huntington Beach, police said.

The attack broke out in a crowded area near downtown less than two hours after fireworks ended, said city spokeswoman Jennifer Carey. Huntington Beach is known as “Surf City USA.”

There is no remaining threat to the public, police said.

Few details were available Friday. Authorities described the violence as an “assault with a deadly weapon” but would not say what the weapon was.

The suspect’s name has not been made public.

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