Man shot to death near residence in Cambodia Town

A man was fatally shot near the intersection of 14th Street and Olive Avenue late Friday night, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers arrived at the intersection located within the city’s Cambodia Town neighborhood shortly before 11:30 p.m. and found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body, police said.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel determined he was dead at the scene, police said.

Authorities identified the victim as Tony Chamroeun, a 35-year-old resident of Long Beach, according to the LBPD.

The reason for the shooting is still under investigation, but detectives believe Chamroeun was standing near his home when at least one person approached him, possibly from a dark-colored sedan, and shot Chamroeun before fleeing the scene, police said.

The shooting is being investigated as gang-related, according to police. Long Beach police define a “gang-related” crime as any crime “committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang.”

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