Dispute Escalates in Gunfire in Long Beach; Police Search for Suspects

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A dispute between a group of people led to gunfire Sunday morning in Long Beach, and a police SWAT team was clearing out an apartment building in search of the shooter.

The shooting was reported about 12:40 a.m. in the area of Market Street and Cedar Avenue, Long Beach police spokesman Brad Fahey told City News Service.

"A group of subjects had been involved in a dispute that escalated when a male adult suspect produced a firearm, fired shots, and fled to a nearby multi-unit residence," Fahey said. "As officers were arriving, they heard multiple shots being fired in the area."

It appeared no one was wounded in the shooting, he said.

Officers set up a perimeter around the apartment building and the LBPD SWAT team began the process of calling out individuals from inside to determine if they were involved in the shooting, Fahey said.

"Officers have detained multiple subjects and are working to determine their involvement with the incident," he said. "Officers located evidence, including casings, indicating a shooting had occurred."

The search for suspects continued as of 4:45 a.m. and streets near the scene were closed, Fahey said.

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