Man wounded in North Long Beach shooting Friday night

A man said he was wounded by gunfire after another man walked up to him and shot him Friday night, police said.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., officers were sent to the 5800 block of Brayton Avenue in North Long Beach after police received a call about a shooting.

At the scene, officers located a man with a gunshot wound to the lower body, according to police. He was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police said.

Officers are still not clear what prompted the shooting. According to the victim, an unknown man approached him and shot at him, police said. The suspect fled the scene before officers could get there, according to the LBPD.

Gang detectives were on the scene of the investigation, police said.

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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at