Man wounded in shooting in East Long Beach alley

Long Beach police are investigating a shooting in an East Long Beach alley that left a man with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper body, a spokeswoman said.

Paramedics and police officers responded to a home on the 2400 block of Granada Avenue just after midnight, Saturday, where they found a man who had been shot, police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was walking in an alley behind the residence when he was shot,” Dandoy said. “The shot was fired from a small vehicle occupied by more than one suspect.”

The victim told investigators that he was shot in the alley, but they were unable to find evidence such as strike marks or bullet casings at the location, Dandoy said.

Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Police do not yet know a possible motive for the shooting and detectives have not confirmed a suspect description other than “adults,” Dandoy said.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from police about the location of the shooting. 

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.