Gunman shoots at man who ignored him in West Long Beach, police say

Police say they’re looking for a gunman who shot at a passerby who ignored him near Admiral Kidd Park in West Long Beach on Tuesday.

The incident happened on W. 23rd Street near Seabright Avenue where a man was walking around 8:30 p.m., Long Beach police spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said in an email.

The man told police he was walking when another man came up and tried to talk to him, according to Gallagher.

“The victim ignored the suspect and kept walking,” Gallagher said. “As the victim was walking away, the suspect shot at the victim and then fled the area on foot.”

The victim was not wounded, according to the department.

Police said they found bullet casings at the scene, but they didn’t have a detailed description of the suspect immediately available.

Detectives don’t yet know a motive and are still investigating, Gallagher 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.
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