Police Brief - Gun Graphic

A man who arrived at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds late Saturday, Oct. 12, told police he was struck in northern Long Beach, and was recovering Sunday evening.

Officers responded to the hospital at about 11:40 p.m., after one of the victim’s friends dropped him off, Long Beach Police Lt. James Richardson said. The man had several wounds to his upper torso, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. He was taken to another hospital and was reported to be stable Sunday.

The victim provided little information to authorities about the shooting, Richardson said. However, investigators were able to determine that it happened near the 2900 block of East Artesia Boulevard, and found bullet casings in the area.

Investigators suspect the incident may have been gang related, but had not suggested any motive as of Sunday. A description of any possible suspect and what might have led up to the shooting was not immediately available.

It was at least the second report of someone struck by gunfire on Artesia Boulevard that officers responded to Saturday. Another man survived after he was shot multiple times in his lower body following an argument about a mile away on the same street. That incident reported around 1:45 a.m. was unrelated to the later shooting, Richardson said.

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