Man Shot to Death in Beach Parking Lot in Long Beach; Suspects Sought

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A man was shot to death during a fight in a beach parking lot in Long Beach, and police today sought help from the public to find the suspects involved in the crime.

The wounded man died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported at about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 4300 block of East Ocean Boulevard, said Lt. Paul Gallo of the Long Beach Police Department.

The name of the victim, who was in his 20s, was withheld pending notification of his relatives, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported.

Officers were sent to the scene on a report of a shooting, police said.

``Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body,'' police said in a statement.

``Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident.

``The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in the parking lot practicing a dance routine when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a group of unknown male suspects,'' police said. ``The dispute escalated into a physical altercation and, subsequently, the shooting, which resulted in the victim's death. All suspects fled the scene prior to officers arrival.''

No descriptions were available of the suspects. The fatally wounded man was found near a silver sedan with its side windows ``shot out,'' according to Fox11.

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

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