By CBSLA Staff

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – Two people died from apparent gunshot wounds Saturday evening, the Long Beach Police Department said.

It happened around 5 p.m. in the 3700 block of E. Esther Street in Long Beach. Police initially responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call.

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Upon arrival, officers found two black men with life-threatening gunshot wounds to their upper torsos. Officers began life-saving measures and requested assistance from the Long Beach Fire Department. The two men died at the scene.

A white man who allegedly discharged his weapon at the victims remained on location and is cooperating with the investigation, officers added.

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Weapons and other pieces of evidence were recovered at the scene, officers said. The exact motive remains under investigation but it is possibly gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Hubbard or Ethan Shear in the Homicide Section at (562) 570-7244.

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