Officers Sunday found a 33-year-old man shot dead in an alleyway behind a home in Long Beach and detectives believe the attack might have been a gang-related shooting.

Officers were dispatched at 2:05 a.m. to the 700 block of East Sixth Street regarding a “shots” call, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

The shooting victim had gunshot wounds to his upper body and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

“The preliminary investigation revealed a brief verbal dispute took place between the victim and a male adult suspect, which led to the shooting,” according to a news statement. “The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction and remains outstanding.”

Homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 562-570-7244.

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