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Fatal shooting in Long Beach may be gang-related, police say

Fatal shooting in Long Beach may be gang-related, police say
A man was fatally shot around 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach. (Los Angeles Times)

Long Beach police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday evening that may have been gang-related, authorities said.

A man was gunned down around 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue. The victim was shot in the upper torso and officers found him on the sidewalk.

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Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notifications to his family.

Det. Jennifer Arzola said the shooting is being investigated as a possible gang-related incident, however a motive has not been determined.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Long Beach police homicide detectives Sean Irving or Ben Vargas at (562) 570-7244.

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