A man was wounded when a nearby argument ended in gunfire Tuesday night in Long Beach’s Willmore neighborhood, police said.
The victim was in his backyard on Cedar Avenue near 10th Street around 8 p.m. when he overheard an argument coming from the nearby alley followed by what he presumed to be gunfire, LBPD spokesman Richard Mejia said in an email.
“This resulted in the victim being shot in the lower torso,” Mejia said.
The wound was minor, and Long Beach Fire Department medics were able to treat the victim at the scene, according to Mejia.
Officers canvased the area and found bullet casings and strike marks, but the shooter fled before police arrived, according to Mejia.
“No motive nor additional suspect information is available,” Mejia said.
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