Man injured in South Wrigley shooting

A man is expected to survive after being shot in the upper torso while walking in South Wrigley around Hill Street and Magnolia Avenue on Thursday night, authorities said.

The victim ran from the area after he heard shots while walking shortly before 9 p.m., spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said. He fled to West 20th Street and San Francisco Avenue, where he was able to contact police.

Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported him to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Police were unable to find the place the shooting occurred, but the investigation is still ongoing.

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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.