Woman in critical condition after being shot near North Long Beach park early Sunday

A woman was hospitalized in critical condition today after she was shot near a North Long Beach park early Sunday.

Lakewood Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the victim after she was taken to a hospital in Lakewood, authorities said. Deputies said she sustained a gunshot wound to her upper torso.

Long Beach police were alerted to the shooting by Lakewood deputies at about 1:45 a.m., spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said.

The shooting took place near 65th Street and White Avenue, near Coolidge Park in the Coolidge Triangle neighborhood of North Long Beach near the 91 and 710 freeways.

“North Division officers responded to take over the investigation and located a crime scene and evidence of a shooting,” Chavarria said.

Gang detectives are investigating the shooting, she said.

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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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