Long Beach police Saturday said they will provide enhanced patrols in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Pine Avenue and have additional officers responding to calls for service, in response to two separate shootings that occurred in that area Friday and earlier Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the intersection at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, where they found a victim who had been shot in the stomach, according to Lt. Brian Blair of the Long Beach Police Department.

The victim was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, Blair said. His age and name were not disclosed.

A detailed description of the shooter was not available.

Gang unit detectives responded to assist in the investigation, Blair said.

An area hospital called police about 11:30 p.m. Friday to report that a man had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper body, the Long Beach Post reported.

The victim told officers that he had been shot several hours earlier in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Pine Avenue, but was uncooperative, giving limited information to the police.

Officers searched the area the victim reported, but found no evidence of a shooting.

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