LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A gunman in his 30s was shot and killed by police at a Holiday Inn in Long Beach early Friday morning after allegedly holding several employees hostage, authorities said.
Officers went to the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport hotel at 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd. at about 12:50 a.m. in response to a report of a person with a gun, Long Beach police reported. An employee who was being held at gunpoint by the suspect called 911.
Officers attempted to make contact with the man in the lobby area of the hotel. Eventually, police shot the man. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from his wounds. His name was not released. A gun was recovered at the scene.
Details on what led up to the shooting were not immediately confirmed. No one else was hurt and guests were not evacuated during the incident.
Police would not confirm if the suspect fired at officers or where the hostages were during the shooting.
The suspect’s pickup truck was found parked at a Chevron gas station next to the hotel. Police said the man drove to the station before walking over to the hotel. The suspect’s motive remains unknown.