Man shot, wounded near Veterans Park early Friday morning

Long Beach police are investigating a shooting that wounded a man near Veterans Park some time before 2 a.m. Friday, officials said.

They were called to a local hospital about the victim at about 1:50 a.m., where he told them two men had approached him in the area of 28th Street and Pacific Avenue. They brandished a gun and shot him in the upper body before fleeing the scene, spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said.

Officers checked the area for a crime scene, but were unable to find it. The victim is also not cooperating with police and they do not have suspect information, she said.

Police ask that anyone with information on the incident to call investigators at 562-570-7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting


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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 the Cal State 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 and two cats.