The victim, who had been shot in the upper torso, told officers he shot in the area of Anaheim Street and Orange Avenue by assailants who fled in a vehicle.
The freeway was briefly closed in both directions, and the northbound lanes were reopened, but traffic on the southbound side was being diverted away from the scene.
Officers at the North Division police station heard the gunshot in Scherer Park around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Police say they’re trying to determine whether there’s a connection between gunfire in Central Long Beach Sunday evening and a man who said he was wounded by a bullet about three blocks away.
Police were called to a local hospital about the victim at about 1:50 a.m., where he told them two men had approached him in the area of 28th Street and Pacific Avenue.
He told officers that a group of men approached him and tried to rob him near Seventh Street and Long Beach Boulevard. When he tried to flee, they shot him, said police spokeswoman Allison Gallagher.
A driver managed to escape two would-be carjackers in West Long Beach but not before they shot and wounded him early this morning, according to police.
Police said they arrested 48-year-old Richard Young on suspicion of murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm after a brief pursuit through the Hellman neighborhood Monday afternoon.
A woman was found shot to death in a vehicle this morning on an embankment along the northbound 710 Freeway, near the border of Paramount and Compton.
The victims are now in stable condition at local hospitals, according to authorities.