Body With Gunshot Wound Found Near 710 Freeway Onramp in Long Beach

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Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body near a car that came to a stop on an embankment in Long Beach early Friday morning.

Police investigate after a body was found in a car in Long Beach on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Police investigate after a body was found in a car in Long Beach on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Authorities responded to the scene about 12:45 a.m. to investigate a possible crash reported near the 710 Freeway onramp at West Anaheim Street, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson said in a statement.

A white car had come to a stop partially over the onramp embankment, video showed.

Arriving officers found an unresponsive man in his 30s at the scene. The man had suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body, Johnson stated.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not say if they were searching for any suspects in connection with the man’s death.

Anaheim Street was closed in both directions from South Oregon Avenue to Harbor Avenue during the investigation. The road closures were lifted just before 8 a.m.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the man’s body was found inside the car. The story has been updated.