Man tells police he was shot in Belmont Heights; police search for evidence

A man was driven to a Long Beach hospital by a friend after being shot in the lower body Monday night, according to authorities.

Police talked to the man at the hospital around 10:10 p.m., and he told them he’d been shot near Third Street and Termino Avenue, LBPD spokesman Ivan Garcia said.

Few details beyond that were available. Garcia said officers went to the intersection and searched for a crime scene but couldn’t find anything.

“The reason for the shooting is still under investigation,” Garcia said. “There is no suspect information at this time.”

The victim’s wounds weren’t life-threatening, police said.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news 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. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.