Girl suspected of carjacking, shooting man in Wrigley area

A man was shot and wounded today in a carjacking in the Wrigley area of Long Beach, and a 16-year-old girl was taken into custody following a short pursuit, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 2:50 a.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Maine Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers located the victim’s vehicle a short time later. After a short vehicle pursuit that ended in the area of Seventh Street and Daisy Avenue, the girl was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Police also recovered a firearm from the vehicle.

The 25-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition for treatment of a wound described as not life-threatening, police said.

The name of the suspect was not released. She is awaiting booking at the Long Beach Police Department.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is asked to contact Gang Investigation Section at 562-570-7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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

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