Police are investigating a shooting early Tuesday morning in North Long Beach that left a man dead, according to authorities.
The shooting was reported around 4:43 a.m. in the 3400 block of Andy Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
There, officers located a man with gunshot wounds to the upper body, and when Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the area, they pronounced the man dead, police said.
The man has not been publicly identified, as the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner’s Office is working to notify his relatives, according to authorities.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear. There is no suspect information, and the motive for the shooting is unknown, according to police.
Officers on Tuesday had blocked off portions of an apartment building at Andy Street and Downey Avenue.
One neighbor, who didn’t want to give his name for fear of retaliation, said he was woken up around 4:30 a.m. by what sounded like a loud pop.
“I thought it was a firework,” he said.
He fell back asleep but woke up moments later to sirens outside and paramedics trying to give CPR to somebody on the ground, which led him to believe someone had been shot.
While the neighborhood has recently been calm, according to neighbors, gun violence in the area is not uncommon.
In April of last year, a 47-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting in a car in a nearby alleyway.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 562-570-7244.