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A man is in critical condition following a shooting near Bixby Park Friday night, police said.

The shooting occurred around 8:25 p.m. on a beach bike path in the area of Ocean Boulevard and Cherry Avenue in East Long Beach.

When officers got to the scene, they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body and began rendering life-saving measures, police said. Reports said the man was shot in the head but officials did not immediately confirm those details.

Paramedics arrived soon after to transport the victim to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. Detectives also responded to the scene.

No further details were available. The investigation, including the motive, remains ongoing.

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