15-year-old wounded while reportedly walking with friends in Central Long Beach, police say

A 15-year-old boy was wounded after someone in a car reportedly shot at him and his friends near St. Mary Medical Center, according to Long Beach police.

Police said they learned of the shooting after being dispatched around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday to a local hospital where the boy was being treated for a gunshot wound to his upper body. The injury wasn’t life-threatening, police said.

He told officers he’d been walking with a group of friends along Long Beach Boulevard near Anaheim Street when a  sedan pulled up and someone inside opened fire, LBPD spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said.

“The suspect vehicle fled the location and it is unknown how many subjects were in the car,” Chavarria said.

Police were still investigating, but so far hadn’t been able to find any evidence of a crime at Long Beach Boulevard and Anaheim, according to Chavarria.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is managing editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram.