Long Beach Man Charged With Attempted Murder

A suspected gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the suspect’s hometown of Long Beach over the weekend, Long Beach city police said Monday.

Lachance Bryant was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.

Police said the 30-year-old suspect shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun near the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and East Chester Street at 10 p.m. Friday.

The victim ran away and was aided by passing Long Beach firefighters, who took the victim to Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.

Bryant was arraigned at Long Beach city court and is due back in Nassau County court on April 23.