Long Beach, California – A dispute that broke out at a homeless encampment on abandoned property on Saturday afternoon in Long Beach left a 30-year-old man fatally shot, according to police.
Authorities believe this was a gang-related incident and are still attempting to determine the exact motive for the shooting. They have added that the search for a suspect is still ongoing.
At approximately 2:05 p.m. Saturday, officers were alerted about a gunshot at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 14th Street, according to the police department. In a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department, officers said they discovered an injured individual inside the abandoned property and “began performing life-saving measures” until paramedics arrived and confirmed the man had died.
The victim was identified as Eduardo Alonso. Officers said the victim appeared to be homeless, but it is unclear whether he was residing in the vacant building, which was converted into an encampment by people experiencing homelessness.
The suspect or suspects managed to escape from the crime scene before the arrival of the police. They were last seen heading southbound in an alley behind the building, according to the police report. A detailed description of the suspect or suspects was not released.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact detectives Juan Carlos Reyes or Sean Magee at 562-570-7244.