Police investigating a report of gunfire in Long Beach Tuesday found evidence that someone was wounded in a possibly gang-related car-to-car shooting and took one person into custody, although no victim was located.

Officers dispatched about 11 a.m. to investigate a report of shots fired in the area of Artesia and Long Beach boulevards found evidence that a shooting had, in fact, occurred, according to Arantxa Chavarria, public information officer with the Long Beach Police Department.

“Through their initial investigation, detectives discovered two vehicles were traveling southbound on Long Beach Boulevard when shots were fired,” Chavarria said. “Evidence a person was shot was found, but no victim has been located.”

The driver of one of the involved vehicles was taken into custody without incident, but all other suspects were gone by the time officers arrived at the scene, Chavarria said.

A firearm was recovered, she said.

A nearby school was placed on lockdown until 1 p.m. as a precaution, Chavarria said.

The shooting was being investigated as possibly gang-related and anyone with information that could assist investigators was urged to call LBPD gang detectives at (562) 570-7370.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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