Man hospitalized after getting shot in Central Long Beach Saturday night

A man sustained non-life-threatening wounds when he was shot in Central Long Beach Saturday night, authorities said.

Police responded to the 1400 block of St. Louis Street at 7:37 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8., said Long Beach police spokesman Lt. James Richardson.

The victim was shot in his lower extremities and torso and transported to a local hospital by paramedics.

Gang detectives and patrol resources responded to investigate, Richardson said.

Authorities do not know the motive for the shooting.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.