Man shot near railroad tracks in North Long Beach

Long Beach police are investigating a shooting that left a man wounded along the railroad near South Street and Cherry Avenue on Wednesday night, authorities said.

Police officers got to the scene at about 11:15 p.m. to assist paramedics with a shooting victim, police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said. There, they found a man with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower body. Paramedics took him to a local hospital, she said.

Detectives started investigating the shooting, but do not have information on a suspect or motive yet, Dandoy said.

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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.