Gunshot victim hit while inside home in Central Long Beach

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Wednesday morning near Central Long Beach.

Police said the man was shot in the 500 block of West 9th Street around 5:15 a.m. According to police reports, the man told officers he was inside of a residence when he heard a gunshot and then realized that he had been struck by gunfire.

The Long Beach Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital with a wound that wasn’t life-threatening, police said.

The victim is not cooperating with the investigation, police said, and no suspect information was provided. No evidence of a crime scene was located in the area and the motive for the shooting is currently unknown, according to police.

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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at lbpost.com/support.
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