Man shot by group in South Wrigley neighborhood early Sunday

A man was shot in his lower body by a group of men in the South Wrigley neighborhood early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded to the shooting at 5:05 a.m. today in the 1800 block of Cedar Avenue, near Pacific Coast Highway, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez.

When they arrived, police found the victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Long Beach paramedics transported him to a local hospital in stable condition.

The victim told officers he was shot at by the group of male suspects, De Prez said.

Gang detail detectives responded to the scene and are investigating 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.
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