Man shot during attempted robbery by group of men, police say

A man who had been shot in the lower body flagged down police officers Thursday just before midnight near Third Street and Pine Avenue, officials said.

He told officers that a group of men approached him and tried to rob him near Seventh Street and Long Beach Boulevard. When he tried to flee, they shot him, said police spokeswoman Allison Gallagher.

Paramedics were able to treat him at the scene and his injury was non-life threatening, she said. Other officers checked the area where the man said he was shot and found evidence of a shooting including a bullet casing.

Police don’t have suspect information available yet and are still investigating.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call investigators at 562-570-7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting

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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 the Cal State 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 and two cats.