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A man was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting another man and a toddler in a Long Beach residence following an argument, police said.

The shooting occurred about 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East 10th Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Both victims — identified in a broadcast report as a man in his 20s and his 3-year-old son — were hospitalized in stable condition, according to police, who withheld their names.

“The victims are related, but we will not confirm their relationship,” Brandon Fahey of the LBPD said in a statement. “The suspect is not related to the victims but is known to them.”

Earlier, police had said the suspect and victims were related to one another, but later determined that was not the case.

“Detectives responded to the scene, recovered evidence, and quickly learned the suspect’s whereabouts. This morning, the suspect was taken into custody in the city of Cypress,” Fahey said.

“Prior to the shooting, an argument occurred between the adult victim and the adult suspect,” he said. “It is unknown if that is what led to the shooting. Detectives are actively working to determine the motivation for the shooting.”

The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 562-570-7370, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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