A Long Beach man died Tuesday after having been shot during a dispute in a neighborhood west of the 710 Freeway and south of West Wardlow Street, police announced.
Martin Contreras, 25, was wounded during a dispute with another person--there was no suspect information--in the 1500 block of Arlington Street at about 1:20 a.m. Monday, the Long Beach Police Department said in a press statement.
Officers arrived and discovered the victim who had sustained a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim, identified as 25-year-old Martin Contreras of Long Beach, was transported to a local hospital and was listed in serious condition. The preliminary investigation indicated that Victim Contreras was involved in a dispute with the suspect, when the suspect produced a handgun and shot him. Today, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Long Beach Police were notified that the Victim Contreras had been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting.
A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing. No suspect information is available for release at this time.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com