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Man shot by Long Beach police in foot chase

October 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man in his 20s is in the hospital after being shot by a Long Beach police officer following a foot chase Saturday night. It all started around 7:30 p.m. in the Cambodia Town area after officers responded to a report about a gun in the 800 block of Cerritos Avenue.

The officers were attempting to speak with a group of people about the report when they all started to run away.

During the chase, an officer shot a man in the upper body.

The wound wasn't believed to be life-threatening.

One of the man's relatives said they were all gathered for a children's birthday party.

Authorities said a handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is investigating.

The Associated Press and City News Service contributed to this report.

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