Man shot in Central Long Beach shooting dies of his injuries, authorities say

A man critically wounded in a Central Long Beach shooting Monday morning has died, police said Tuesday, and detectives are trying to sort out how the victim and two other people injured in the shooting were involved.

The man who died was identified Tuesday as Lavelle Brandon, 45, of Long Beach, who suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Three people were involved in the shooting, and police said in a statement that they knew each other. The shooting occurred during a dispute between two of the people involved, though it wasn’t clear which two people fired guns.

The two others injured were only identified as a 49-year-old woman and 51-year-old man.

The shooting occurred at around 10:45 a.m. Monday near the intersection of E. 25th Street and Elm Avenue, police said. Upon arrival officials said they found Brandon suffering from gunshot wounds inside a residence in the 300 block of E. 25th Street, and Long Beach fire paramedics took him to a hospital. The two others drove themselves to the hospital.

Police said they recovered two guns at the scene. Authorities are investigating the involvement of each person involved in the shooting, but are still trying to figure out who shot whom.

Police said they are not looking for any other suspects.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.
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