Man shot at by group near Washington neighborhood

A man told Long Beach police he was shot at by a group of male suspects Tuesday afternoon in the Washington neighborhood, authorities said.

Officers arrived on scene in the area of Locust Avenue and 14th Street at about 3:15 p.m. after receiving a call about shots fired. When they arrived, the victim told them he had been shot at but wasn’t injured, spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

The officers found casings in the street but do not know what the motive of the shooting was, she said.

Gang detectives responded and the incident is still being investigated.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.