A man was shot when gunfire erupted from an apparent argument in Long Beach Friday night.

Police said a verbal dispute escalated into a physical fight between a group of men near the intersection of Seventh Street and Dawson Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Among the fighting, gunfire rang out and a man was shot, police said.

Medics rushed the man to a hospital though he is expected to survive from his injuries, police said.

The suspects believed to have fled in a dark-colored vehicle before officers arrived on the scene.

No one else was reportedly injured in the shooting, however, it seems gunfire struck a pizza shop located in a small shopping center at the intersection of Seventh Street and Dawson Avenue.

Store keepers at a pizza shop near Seventh Street and Dawson Avenue say a bullet flew in through their store and struck the wall during a shooting that took place Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

The next morning, employees inside the pizza store were already preparing dough before opening to the public at 10:30 a.m.

A panel of the exterior glass had been shattered with what seemed to have been a single bullet hole.

Store manager Alvaro Hernandez said the glass was shattered by a bullet, which traveled through the store and struck the wall inside next to a maximum occupancy sign.

The cash register area where people stand to place an order was between the bullet whole in the glass and the one on the wall. Luckily, said Hernandez, no one was hit as customers were seated on the bench waiting for their food.

“The bullet didn’t hit anyone, but it scared everyone inside,” he said in Spanish.

He said police took photos and evidence of the incident hours after the shooting took place. Hernandez said the store has been vandalized in the past, adding that people have broken in through the glass storefront to steal from the register.