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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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Anthony Pignataro is an investigative reporter and editor for the Long Beach Post. He has close to three decades of experience in journalism leading numerous investigations and long-form journalism projects for the OC Weekly and other publications. He joined the Post in May 2021.