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A teenage girl was injured in a shooting in West Long Beach on Sunday morning, authorities say.

The shooting occurred near the 1400 block of Magnolia Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

When officers arrived at the scene at approximately 11:45 a.m., they located a 16-year-old girl suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body, according to a police spokesperson.

The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where she is currently in stable condition, according to the LBPD.

Officers located evidence, including casings, that indicated a shooting had occurred, according to police.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, and there is no suspect information, police said. An  investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information about the victim and the investigation from the LBPD.

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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.