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Rachel Bruner, Long Beach 27-Year-Old, Killed in Bizarre Apartment Shooting With Boyfriend

A young woman who died Monday night in a domestic Long Beach shooting has been identified as 27-year-old Rachel Bruner. Her 26-year-old boyfriend, with whom she apparently lived in an apartment near Orange Avenue and Seventh Street, is still in the hospital with a gunshot wound he likewise sustained during the shooting.

Bruner's Facebook profile says she graduated from La Mirada High and was currently attending Cypress College, both in towns that border Long Beach. Her father tells the Press-Telegram...

... that his daughter "was in a troubled relationship with the man and had struggled with substance abuse." However, her friends have attacked that notion in the article's comment section:

Rachel Bruner, Long Beach 27-Year-Old, Killed in Bizarre Apartment Shooting With Boyfriend

The Press-Telegram also reports that police "arrived on the scene after receiving a phone call of gunfire inside one of the apartments." Both Burner and her boyfriend were rushed to the hospital, where she was declared dead and he was listed in critical condition.

Friends of Burner's former boyfriend, who appears to be named Trevor, have been arranging to visit him at St. Mary Medical Center, according to their Facebook activity.

Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department tells City News Service that investigators are still trying to determine whether Burner or her boyfriend's wounds were self-inflicted. "Detectives ... are still investigating the circumstances surrounding

the incident and what role each of them played in the shooting,'' Pratt says.

Their complex was located just east of downtown:


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"Crazy! this happened in my apartments;4 doors down, and i didnt even know about it!" writes another Press-Telegram commenter. We've contacted Long Beach homicide detectives for updates on the investigation.

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