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Long Beach: Robert Tripple, 20

September 25, 2009 |  9:55 am

The location where Robert Tripple was shot.

Robert Tripple, a 20-year-old black man, died on Monday, Sept. 14, after he was shot in the 200 block of West 20th Street in Long Beach, authorities said.

Long Beach police responded to a shots fired call at about 10:45 p.m. and found Tripple and two other men suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a statement released by the Long Beach Police Department.

Tripple and his companions -- unidentified 19- and 20-year-old men from Long Beach -- had "a verbal exchange" with two other men in front of a residence, according to the statement.

The shooters opened fire on Tripple and the other two men. The two unidentified men were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. Tripple was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Long Beach Police.

The shooting is being investigated as gang-related, according to Long Beach Police. No suspect descriptions were available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Dets. William Matsubara or Todd Johnson at (562) 570-5273.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Map: The location where Robert Tripple was shot. Credit: Google Maps