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Two Men Shot to Death in Alleged Robbery Attempt at Long Beach Home

The shooter told police he opened fire when six people tried to rob him.

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A man told police opened fire Saturday when six people forced their way into a Long Beach residence and tried to rob him, authorities said.

Officers responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 3700 block of East Esther Street came upon two men suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body, said Lt. Eric Matusak of the Long Beach Police Department.

Arriving paramedics pronounced both men dead at the scene, Matusak said. 

“An adult subject who discharged his weapon at the subjects, he remained at the location and is cooperating with the investigators,” he said. “The exact motive (of the shooting) remains under investigation. However (the shooting) is being investigated as possibly gang-related.” 

Long Beach police homicide detectives urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 562-570-7244.

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