1 killed in drive-by shooting, Long Beach police say

1 killed in drive-by shooting in Long Beach, police say

A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in a drive-by attack in Long Beach, authorities said.

Long Beach police officers responded to a call about gunshots near the intersection of East Pacific Coast Highway and Lemon Avenue about 12:45 p.m, said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the department.

A bullet struck the victim – identified only as a man in his 30s – in his torso, she said, and he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

The investigation is ongoing, Pratt said, and the motive for the shooting is not clear.

“At this point it’s being investigated as possibly gang-related," she said

Pratt said anyone with information about the shooting should call homicide detectives at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can be made with Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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