A 10-year-old boy -- one of two apparent innocent bystanders wounded in a shooting in Long Beach -- remained in critical-but- stable condition Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.
The child was wounded as he sat with his parents at a gas station. A man who was also shot, suffering what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, took himself to a hospital, said Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department.
The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Friday at the corner of Long Beach and Del Amo boulevards, Pratt said.
The boy's parents took him to a Long Beach police substation about a quarter-mile away and officers rushed him to a hospital, Pratt said.
The gunfire broke out among a group of males who were arguing near the shooting scene, Pratt said. "At this point it appears he may also have been an innocent bystander, but the investigation is ongoing," Pratt said. The suspects in the shooting remained at large.
Anyone with information was urged to call Long Beach police detectives at (562) 570-7250. Anonymous tips can be left at www.lacrimestoppers.org