Man hospitalized after being shot in North Long Beach, police investigating

A man was taken to a local hospital after he was shot in North Long Beach late Saturday night, authorities said.

The victim told police the shooting happened on the 2900 block of E. Artesia Blvd. but “supplied little information regarding the incident,” police spokesman Lt. James Richardson said.

Police were notified of the shooting by hospital staff and responded to a local hospital where the victim self-transported at 11:40 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Richardson said the victim, who was shot in his upper torso, was transferred to another local hospital by ambulance due to the severity of his wounds. He is listed in stable condition and his injuries are non-life threatening, according to Richardson.

When officers responded to the described location of the shooting they found evidence “consisting of bullet casings,” Richardson said.

The incident is being investigated as gang-related. No suspect information is available at this time.

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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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