Long Beach police shoot, critically wound man during traffic stop

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Long Beach police shot and critically wounded a man in a vehicle Tuesday evening during a traffic stop, officials said. (Southern Counties News)

Long Beach police shot and critically wounded a man in a vehicle Tuesday evening during a traffic stop, officials said.

Four people were inside a vehicle when it was pulled over by officers about 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Chestnut, a spokesperson for the Long Beach Police Department said.

The shooting occurred after officers approached the vehicle and one of them saw what he believed was a gun pointed at him, according to the spokesperson. Firefighter-paramedics responded to the scene and transported the wounded man to a hospital.

No officers were injured in the incident. A gun has been recovered, police said.

The three other occupants of the vehicle were detained.
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