Man shot, wounded this morning in Scherer Park

On Wednesday at 4:05 am, LBPD officers at the North Patrol Substation heard a gunshot at a nearby park and immediately responded.

When officers arrived they discovered a male adult suspect fleeing the scene and engaged in a foot pursuit before losing sight of the suspect.

Additional police officers responded to an adult male victim in the park who had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Officers immediately began life-saving measures until Long Beach Fire arrived.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers located evidence nearby, including a firearm and bullet casings.

The motive for the shooting is unknown. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is asked to contact Gang Investigation Section at (562) 570-7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting