Authorities Tuesday identified a man who was killed in a gang-related shooting in Lakewood that left a woman wounded.
The shooting was reported at 10:37 p.m. Monday in an alley in the 20600 block of Arline Avenue, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Matthew Gonzalez, 26, of Long Beach died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The 25-year-old woman was hospitalized and was expected to survive. Her name was withheld.
According to the sheriff’s department, the pair were standing at the location when a tan SUV was driven into the alley and someone inside shot at them.
“The male victim was a member of a local street gang and it appears that the murder was gang-related,” Alexander said.
After the shooting, the SUV headed south down the alley toward 206th Street and out of view. Authorities are looking for at least two male suspects.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
—City News Service
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