Man wounded by gunfire after hearing argument nearby, police say

A man was wounded by gunfire early Sunday morning near Sixth Street and Cerritos Avenue in Long Beach, police said.

The shooting took place around 12:33 a.m. in the 600 block of Cerritos Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The man told officers he was there when he heard a loud argument and then realized he’d been hit by gunfire, according to the LBPD. It’s not clear how many people were arguing or about what.

The victim then made his way about a half-mile to the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, where he called the Long Beach Fire Department, according to police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire personnel where he was treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his lower body, police said.

No other injuries were reported, according to the LBPD.

At the Cerritos Avenue location, officers located evidence, including bullet casings and strike marks, that indicated a shooting had occurred, police said.

There is currently no suspect information, and the investigation is ongoing.

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