File photo of bullet casings.

A man was fatally shot in Long Beach early Thursday morning in an apparent gang-related incident, authorities said.

Officers responded to the 2100 block of Pasadena Avenue in the Poly High neighborhood at 12:41AM on Thursday, September 10, according to a press release from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

Arriving police administered life-saving measures to the male victim, who was on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound in the upper body.

Long Beach paramedics then transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Officials believe the motive for the shooting appears to be gang-related.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at 562.570.7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1.800.22.TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or

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