Authorities Wednesday were investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that left a man fatally injured in Long Beach.
Long Beach Police Department officers responded at about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday to the area of West 14th Street and Cedar Avenue, near 14th Street Park, on reports of a shooting.
While responding to the call, officers received a second report of a man down in the 200 block of West 15th Street, about a block away from where the shooting was reported. Officers arrived at the location and found the man suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body.
They rendered aid until Long Beach Fire Department paramedics arrived and took him to a hospital, where he died of his wounds, according to the LBPD.
His name was not immediately released pending notification of his next of kin.
A preliminary investigation into the shooting revealed the man was riding his bicycle on West 15th Street and Pacific Avenue when he was confronted by an unknown male suspect, police said. The suspect then pulled a gun and fired multiple rounds at the victim.
Following the shooting, the suspect entered the passenger side of a newer-model sedan, which was last seen driving northbound on Pacific Avenue.
A motive for the shooting has not been determined, though the LBPD said the shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Ethan Shear or Jose Rodriguez at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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