Police investigate stabbing
Long Beach Police investigate the stabbing. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man was killed Tuesday in Long Beach in a shooting that detectives believe was gang-related, police said.

The shooting was reported at about 12:45 a.m. at South Street and Linden Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

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

According to the preliminary investigation, the man was approached by one or more suspects, and there was a “verbal dispute,” police said.

“That dispute led to a physical fight, which escalated into a shooting,” police said. “At this time, no suspect information is available, and the motive for the shooting is believed to be gang-related.”

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

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