An unidentified man in his 30s was shot in a Central Long Beach drive-by on Sunday afternoon in what the Long Beach Police Department believes could be a gang-related shooting.

While standing on a sidewalk near Olive Avenue and 21st St. at around 2:50PM, a man was shot in the upper leg from a gunman passing by in a Volkswagen Beetle.

According to LBPD Sgt. David Marander, the victim was hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury.

“Investigators believe this could possibly be a gang-related incident,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gang and Violent Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7370, or you can remain anonymous by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477) or going to

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