2 men found with fatal gunshot wounds in Long Beach; police search for killer

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Police are searching for whoever fatally shot two men in Long Beach overnight.

Officers responded to the shooting call about 12:15 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of East Anaheim Street and Locust Avenue, Long Beach Police Department Lt. Hodge said.

Two men were located in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds.

The shooting victims were transported to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead, Hodge said.

One of the men was identified as a 19-year-old Long Beach resident, according to a Police Department news release. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

The second man has not been identified.

Video showed crime scene tape blocking off the intersection early Thursday as investigators searched for evidence.

No description of the shooter, or shooters, were immediately available.

The motive for the shooting was also unknown.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact homicide detectives at 562-570-7244. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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