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Photo by John Schreiber.
long beach police patch
Photo by John Schreiber.

A woman found shot to death in what police said was an “SUV type vehicle” parked on a street in Long Beach was homeless, authorities said Monday.

The coroner’s office identified her as 34-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz.

Officers were dispatched a little after 7:20 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of West 16th Street to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a “gunshot victim” call, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

Officers located the woman, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, seated inside the front area of the vehicle, police said. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known.

Long Beach police homicide detectives urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 562-570-7244 or Crime Stoppers at 800- 222-8477.

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