Long Beach Police Seek Suspect In Man's Fatal Shooting

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - Long Beach police today sought the public's help to find the gunman who killed a man during an argument in an apartment.

The man, in his 40s, died at the scene of the crime, which occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday near the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

Officers went to the neighborhood on a report of gunshots in the area.

``Upon arrival, officers were directed by citizens to an apartment unit ... where they located a male adult victim inside suffering from multiple gunshots to his upper and lower body,'' police said.

``Homicide detectives ... discovered that a small group of persons was gathered inside the apartment when an argument erupted between the victim and a male adult suspect,'' police said.

``The argument escalated when the suspect produced and discharged a firearm multiple times toward the victim, striking him and causing the injuries that ultimately resulted in his death,'' police said.

No other injuries were reported.

No description was released of the suspect.

``Detectives are actively investigating the relationship between all parties involved, including the victim, suspect, the other persons gathered at the apartment,'' police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 562- 570-7244, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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