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Officers found a 51-year old woman suffering from a puncture wound to her upper body in the 1000 block of East Pacific Coast Highway near a 7-Eleven on Saturday, Dec. 23, at around 4:28 p.m., police said.

Long Beach Fire transported the woman to a local hospital, where she is now being treated in stable condition, authorities said.

Officers could not find the suspect, an adult male, who fled the area, police said.

Authorities said detectives have been notified, and the investigation is ongoing.

Maison Tran is a fellow at the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected].