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At least 7 injured in California gang-related shooting, police say

Police believe at least two males fired shots toward a group of people Saturday night.

At least seven people were injured in a Long Beach, California, shooting late Saturday, according to police.

Officers with the Long Beach Police Department responded to the shooting in the area of South Street and Paramount Boulevard at around 11:15 p.m. PT.

"Approximately seven victims have been reported at this time and all of the victims either self-transported, or were transported by LBFD, to local hospitals," the department said in an update. Police did not share what happened in the lead-up to the shooting.

Four of the victims are in critical condition, while three had non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It's not clear whether all the victims were shot.

Police believe at least two males fired shots toward a group of people, according to an update the department shared Sunday on Facebook. No suspects are in custody, and while a motive remains unclear, detectives believe the incident was gang-related.

Long Beach police asked the public to avoid the scene early Sunday while it investigates, in said in a post on Facebook.

"This police department is dedicated and focused on arresting any violent offender utilizing dangerous firearms to victimize our community," Chief Wally Hebeish said. "The Long Beach Police Department has been actively investigating this shooting since late last night, and we will continue working until we identify and arrest those involved in this unacceptable act of gun violence."