Long Beach police were investigating a shooting this morning in the North Alamitos Beach neighborhood.

The shooting occurred at about 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Orange Avenue, according to Long Beach police Lt. Eric Fritz.

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Arriving officers found a man with a gunshot wound in his lower body, Fritz said. Paramedics took him to a hospital where he had stable vital signs.

The suspect left the scene before officers arrived, the lieutenant said. Detectives were investigating the shooting, Fritz said.