Woman takes herself to the hospital after being shot in West Long Beach

A woman is expected to survive after being shot in the lower body in West Long Beach Friday night, police said.

Officers headed to the 2500 block of Santa Fe Avenue just before 11 p.m. after getting calls about a possible shooting, Lt. James Richardson said. While there, they were told a woman had just arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her lower extremities, he said. She is now in stable condition.

The victim did not have many details about what led up to the shooting but told investigators there was a dispute in the parking lot of a local bar when she heard shots and was hit by a bullet, Richardson said.

“She doesn’t say she was involved,” Richardson said.

Police do not yet know the motive for the shooting but said the suspect is a woman. They are still investigating, according to Richardson.

This shooting happened minutes after another shooting in Central Long Beach, although there was no indication so far that they are related.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with more details from police.

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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.