Authorities ID man killed in Belmont Shore beach parking lot

A Huntington Beach man who was killed Tuesday night in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach was identified today by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

County authorities identified Justin Morris, 27, as the victim of the fatal shooting that took place in a beach parking lot near Rosie’s Dog Beach.

Police say Morris was practicing for a dance routine sometime after 10 p.m. in the 4300 block of Ocean Boulevard when he got into an argument with a group of males.

The argument escalated into a fight in which Morris was shot in the upper body, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

When officers arrived at the beach parking lot around 10:35 p.m., they found Morris unconscious and rendered first aid to him until Long Beach Fire Department personnel confirmed he was dead. No other injuries were reported.

As of Thursday morning, police are still looking for the group of males that were involved in the fight and fled the scene following the shooting, authorities said.

Detectives are also working to determine the number of suspects involved, the LBPD said.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: Man killed in shooting at Belmont Shore beach parking lot, police say

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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