Two wounded in Valentine’s Day shooting in Downtown, police say

A man and woman were wounded during a shooting in Downtown Long Beach Sunday night, although its unclear who opened fire or why, according to police.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting near Pacific Avenue and Sixth Street at 10:10 p.m. and found two victims, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body and the woman also had an upper body wound but it was unclear if she had been shot, according to LBPD spokeswoman Allison Gallagher.

Both victims were transferred to a local hospital in stable condition, Gallagher said.

The suspect is described only as a man who fled the scene before officers arrived, according to authorities.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.
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