Woman wounded after shooters exchange gunfire in North Long Beach, police say

An apparent shootout in North Long Beach this afternoon left a woman wounded, Long Beach police said.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m. after a verbal altercation outside a business near the intersection of Plymouth Street and Long Beach Boulevard, according to police.

“Multiple suspects exchanged gunfire and fled the scene prior to officers arriving,” LBPD spokesman Brandon Fahey said.

Officers initially didn’t find anyone who’d been wounded, but a woman who’d been shot in the lower body soon arrived at a local hospital, Fahey said. Police said they don’t believe the woman was one of the shooters. Her wounds weren’t life threatening, Fahey said.

Suspects are only being described as men and the investigation in ongoing, police said.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from police.

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.