Police arrested a man and another man was taken to the hospital after he sustained a “metal object type injury” Thursday evening, authorities said.
Long Beach Police Department officers originally responded to the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue around 6 p.m. to a suspected shooting but LBPD Lt. Ryan Watson said that the wounded man was not hurt by a bullet, but by a “metal object.”
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Watson said. Police said a suspect was later taken into custody, identified as 58-year-old David Loya of Long Beach. Loya has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm and is being held on $50,000 bail.
The investigation is ongoing. No further details were immediately available.
Editors note: Information regarding the suspect was added to the story.