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At least one person shot during Long Beach bank robbery; suspect reportedly in custody [Updated]

March 5, 2010 | 11:14 am

At Least 1 Shot in Long Beach Bank RobberyAt least one person was shot during a bank robbery in Long Beach on Friday morning.

The shooting occurred at the 2300 block of Bellflower Bouelvard at the Farmers and Merchants Bank. Long Beach police confirmed a bank robbery occurred there but provided no further details.

KTLA News reported that the suspect appeared to be in custody and that the shooting occurred in the bank. 

The bank is in a major Long Beach shopping district near a Target, Trader Joe's market and a Sears store. Streets were blocked off in the area.

--Ann M. Simmons

[For the record, 12:10 p.m.: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that there is a Whole Foods market in the shopping district.] 

Photo: Scene at bank robbery in Long Beach. Credit: KTLA News.