Man walking in Central Long Beach neighborhood wounded in shooting

A man was shot while he was walking outside in a neighborhood in Central Long Beach early Saturday morning, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Chestnut Avenue at about 12:10 a.m. regarding a shooting call, police said.

Long Beach fire transported the man to a local hospital, and he is expected to survive, according to police.

When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds to his lower body, police said. The man told police he was walking outside when he heard a loud noise and noticed that he had been hit by gunfire, according to the LBPD.

No other injuries were reported and the motive for the shooting is unknown, police said.

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