Man found shot inside car in North Long Beach dies at hospital, police say

A man who was found shot in a vehicle near the Coolidge Triangle neighborhood in North Long Beach Friday evening died at a local hospital, police announced Saturday.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the shooting. No information on a suspect or a motive for the shooting were provided by police.

Friday evening, at about 6:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting near West Barclay Street and Long Beach Boulevard.

At the scene, officers found the victim seated inside a vehicle in the street. The man was unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his upper body, police said.

Officers administered first aid to the man until Long Beach fire arrived at the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where the man later died as a result of his injuries, police said.

The victim is only being identified as a man in his 40s pending notification to his next of kin by the coroner’s office, police said.

Detectives believe the victim was inside a vehicle when an unknown number of suspects fired gunshots, striking the victim, and fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival, according to the LBPD.

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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at