LONG BEACH, Calif. – A man was struck by a stray round while walking on a sidewalk Sunday morning in Long Beach, authorities said.
The man was walking in the area of Downey Avenue and 67th Street when he heard someone nearby yelling in his direction, heard “presumed gunfire and observed that he had been shot,” the Long Beach Police Department reported.
Officers dispatched to the location at about 3:35 a.m. contacted the shooting victim, and paramedics rushed him to a hospital to be treated for injuries to his lower body. The injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.
No other injuries were reported.