Shooting victim found in Downtown Long Beach alley

Police found a man with a gunshot wound to his lower body in a Downtown Long Beach alley early Thursday morning, officials said.

Officers were first called to the alley near Fifth Street and Chestnut Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. where they found the wounded man, public information officer Daisy Paul said.

Paramedics took him to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else reported injuries and the officers weren’t able to find any other evidence of the shooting, Paul said.

It’s unclear where the man was shot and the victim was uncooperative with the investigation, she said.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State 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 and two cats.