Man hospitalized after apparent Bixby Park shooting

A man was hospitalized early Sunday morning with a single gunshot wound to his upper body, according to police.

Officers contacted the victim at a local hospital shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, who told them he was inside a parked vehicle at Ocean Boulevard and Cherry Avenue when he heard what sounded like gunfire and saw that he had been struck, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers then investigated the area, but were unable to locate a crime scene in connection with the victim, according to the LBPD.

Police have not yet identified suspects or a motive, and the investigation is ongoing.

Man in critical condition following shooting along bike path near Bixby Park, police say

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Anthony Pignataro is an investigative reporter and editor for the Long Beach Post. He has close to three decades of experience in journalism leading numerous investigations and long-form journalism projects for the OC Weekly and other publications. He joined the Post in May 2021.