A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition following a shooting in a North Long Beach neighborhood this afternoon, with streets still blocked off.

The shooting occurred sometime after 2 p.m. in an alleyway in the 3300 block of Andy Street, an area with several residential apartments near Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

When officers got to the area around 2:17 p.m. they found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body, Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Allison Gallagher said.

Officers rendered aid to the man and woman until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived to perform life-saving measures on them both, Gallagher said. Despite immediate efforts by first responders, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The woman, meanwhile, has been hospitalized and is in critical condition, authorities said.

No arrests were made as the suspects fled the scene prior to police arriving. The motive for the shooting is not clear at this time and suspect information is not known, police said.

Detectives are currently at the scene investigating the incident and the city’s Coordinated Response Team and Directed Enforcement Team will be increasing patrols in the impacted area, Gallagher said.

One neighbor who lives in the 3300 block of Andy Street said she had just finished smoking outside when she heard eight to nine rounds from what sounded like a heavy weapon. Several neighbors also said they heard anywhere from seven to nine rounds during the shooting.

When the neighbor stepped outside, she said first responders were on the scene and she witnessed paramedics transport a young woman with injuries to the upper body.

Neighbors were outside in disbelief at what had occurred right by their homes.

By 4 p.m. a portion of the 3300 block of Andy Street was still blocked off with yellow and red tape. Some residents who lived in the building next to the scene police were investigating were just getting home from work and were not allowed into their homes right away.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated. 

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