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2 injured following string of shootings in Long Beach, police say

Both victims were shot in the upper body and are expected to survive, police said.

2 injured following string of shootings in Long Beach, police say

Two men were injured Wednesday night following a string of shootings across Long Beach, according to police.

The first shooting happened around 8 p.m. in the 2000 block of Pasadena Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police say the victim was sitting in a car talking to a man he knew who was standing outside. At some point, the man standing outside shot the victim and left the area, police said.

Authorities responded and found the man with a gunshot wound to the upper body, police said. He was taken by Long Beach Fire Department personnel to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police said, adding that he refused to give investigators more information about the shooting.


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Around the same time, officers responded to a second shooting near the area by the 405 Freeway and the Los Angeles River, police said.

A man was standing outside of a tent in the area when someone shot him in the upper body, police said.

Authorities took him to a local hospital for treatment, according to police, who said his injuries were not life-threatening. Investigating officers were not able to locate a crime scene, police added.

The third shooting happened around 9:19 p.m. in the area of Pasadena Avenue and 20th Street, police said. Nobody was injured in the shooting, police said, but officers found evidence of a crime at the scene.

The investigation, including looking into a motive, is ongoing for each shooting, police said.

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