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Man wounds himself after allegedly stabbing woman, 88, to death in Long Beach

Click here for a Times homicide database.A 63-year-old man fatally stabbed an 88-year-old woman in Long Beach on Thursday then used the knife to wound himself, police said. 

The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition after the morning incident in the 3500 block of Los Coyotes Diagonal, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Detectives believe that the two were related but did not elaborate, saying relatives had not been notified.

No other details were released by police, who said the investigation was ongoing.

Since January 2007, at least 171 homicides have been reported in Long Beach, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

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-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter: @anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (Twitter: @LAJourno)

Map: Long Beach homicides since 2007.

 
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