A 27-year-old Long Beach woman told police a man approached her and shot her for an unknown reason at about 12:25 a.m. Thursday in the Washington neighborhood, according to authorities.

Police said they originally couldn’t find the victim when they were called to Pine Avenue near 16th Street about the gunshots, but they found bullet casings. Later, a local hospital called police to say they were treating a woman with a gunshot wound, police spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said.

The woman told police she was on Pine when a man approached her and shot at her, hitting her in the upper body, according to Gallagher. Police did not know the motive for the shooting or have any additional suspect information available.

Just hours earlier, at 9:20 p.m., there’d been another shooting about a mile away, according to police. This time, however, the gunman missed, police said.

Officers were called about gunshots near Myrtle Avenue and 10th Street. There, a woman told them she was arguing with a man, the dispute escalated and the suspect shot at her, according to Gallagher. The gunman fled the area before police got there, and the victim was not cooperative with the investigation, Gallagher said.

Police found bullet casings, but no one reported being injured.

Police asked anyone with information about either shooting to contact investigators at 562-570-7370. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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