Long Beach police poured into a North Long Beach neighborhood Friday afternoon when at least one person was wounded in a shooting.

Few details were immediately available, but officers surrounded an apartment complex near Artesia Boulevard and Downey Avenue looking for the shooter shortly after 3 p.m. Police blocked 67th Street at Indiana Avenue with dozens of police cruisers and for a time were focused on a nearby check-cashing business.

Officers also closed down a portion of a shopping center on Downey Avenue as investigators photographed the scene and took notes for evidence.

Long Beach police investigates a shooting scene at a North Long Beach shopping center on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

A sergeant at the scene said police got a call of shots fired at about 2:50 p.m. They were told a man was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body after reportedly walking up to a local fire station. He is in critical condition, police spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said.

“Through their preliminary investigation, officers have determined the victim was shot by a male adult suspect and the motivation for the shooting is unknown,” Gallagher said.

The suspect fled before police got there, she said.

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

This is story was updated with more information from the scene.

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