Police arrest suspect in October shooting that left a man hospitalized

Police on Tuesday arrested a Long Beach man on suspicion of attempted murder stemming from an Oct. 12 shooting in North Long Beach.

Sean Burton, 28, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said. He is being held on $1 million bail.

The investigation started after a local hospital called police to report a gunshot victim had self-transported with gunshot wounds to his upper body at about 11:40 p.m. on Oct. 12. His wounds were severe enough to transfer him to another local hospital, but he was ultimately listed in stable condition and his wounds were non-life threatening, according to Dandoy.

The victim told police the shooting happened on the 2900 block of East Artesia Boulevard in North Long Beach, but initially did not provide additional details. At the scene, officers found bullet casings, Dandoy said.

Detectives investigated the shooting as gang-related, she said.

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

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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.