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A man was fatally stabbed near a homeless encampment in Long Beach, and his killer was at large Friday.

Officers sent to the 6700 block of Cherry Avenue about 6 p.m. Thursday found the injured man behind a retail store, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

“The victim was unresponsive with stab wounds to the upper torso, and officers immediately began performing life-saving measures,” police said in a statement.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital, where he died. Information on his identity was not immediately available.

“Detectives believe the victim and a male adult suspect were near a homeless encampment when a dispute ensued between them and escalated into the stabbing,” police said. “The suspect fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.”

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

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