Police say they’re investigating a shooting in Long Beach that left a 16-year-old boy injured Friday afternoon.
The shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and Vernon Street. Officers appeared to be focusing their investigation on the parking lot of an El Pollo Loco in the area.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the 16-year-old boy was in the area when the passenger of a dark-colored sedan got out of the car and fired at him.
The suspect then got back in the car and fled southbound on Long Beach Boulevard, police said.
A Good Samaritan, meanwhile, transported the teen to a local hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the lower body, police said, adding that he is expected to survive.
At this time, no arrests have been made and a motive for the shooting is unknown, though police say it may have been gang-related, which they define as any crime committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with more information from the Long Beach Police Department.