Stabbing, shooting leave 2 injured in Long Beach

A stabbing and a shooting left two people injured, one critically, in Long Beach Friday evening.

The stabbing took place in the area of Artesia Boulevard and Downey Avenue at around 7:29 p.m., police said.

Long Beach fire crews transported a man with a stab wound to a local hospital. Authorities said he was expected to survive his injuries.

Police said the assailant fled the scene before officers arrived. Investigators believe the victim was outside when a person approached him and stabbed him, according to the LBPD.

Later that night, officers responded to a shooting in in the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue at around 9:14 p.m., police said.

Officers at the scene found a man with a gunshot wound to the upper body, police said. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Investigators determined the victim was outside when the suspect approached him and shot him, police said. They also believe the suspect and the victim know each other.

The shooter fled the scene before officers arrived, police said.

The motive of the shooting is still under investigation, according to police.

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