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Gunfire leaves 2 dead, 1 wounded in Long Beach

Two people were killed and a third was wounded when gunfire broke out in North Long Beach early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Long Beach police responding to a report of gunshots in the 5300 block of Orange Avenue around midnight Tuesday found three men who had been shot in the torso, according to Arantxa Chavarria, a public information officer for the Long Beach Police Department.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and another died at a local hospital, Chavarria said. The third man’s wounds were not considered life-threatening. None were identified.

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It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting, according to Chavarria, who could not immediately offer details on a motive or suspect.

james.queally@latimes.com

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