Boy stabbed following argument near St. Mary Medical Center, police say

A boy was stabbed Friday afternoon following an argument near St. Mary Medical Center, police said.

The stabbing occurred around 1 p.m. in the 100 block of West 10th Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The boy was in the area arguing with a man when the argument escalated, resulting in the man stabbing the boy, police said.

When officers arrived a short time after, they found the boy suffering from non-life-threatening injuries to the upper body, according to LBPD.

Long Beach Fire personnel also responded to the incident and transported the boy to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, police said.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction before officers arrived, the LBPD said. No additional suspect information is known at this time.

It is not clear if the boy and man knew each other. The age of the boy was not available.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.