Updated 11:00 a.m., April 19:
A man fatally shot another man near a Long Beach gas station today, then fired at a Long Beach police patrol car and was critically wounded when two officers fired back, authorities said.
The first shooting occurred shortly after midnight near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Pacific Avenue, Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacani said.
"Officers were in the area, and they heard the shots fired,'' Massacani said.
The officers went to the location and saw the suspect walking away from the scene, Massacani said. As an officer was stopping the patrol car, the suspect fired at least two rounds at the vehicle, one bullet hit the windshield and another the hood, according to a statement from Long Beach police.
The gun shot narrowly missed the officer who was still in the car, said Massacani, in a statement. Moments later officers fired back and the suspect was hit.
The suspect and the victim he shot were taken to a hospital in critical condition, she said. No officer was hurt. The man wounded by the suspect died a few hours later, Massacani said. He was in his 30s. The suspect, who is in his 60s, remained hospitalized in critical condition, she said. Their names were not immediately released.
Westbound lanes of PCH were closed while authorities investigated the shooting. By daybreak, PCH had been reopened, but a section of Pacific Avenue north of PCH remained closed.
Officers could be seen conducting an investigation at a Mobil gas station near the intersection of PCH and Pacific, a news camera crew at the scene reported. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office also will investigate the shooting, Massacani said.
Reza Gostar contributed to this report.