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Police look for shooter in Long Beach slaying

Long Beach homicides since 2007
Long Beach police Thursday night were looking for the attacker in a possible gang-related shooting that left a man dead.

Jeff Pouncil,19, was shot around noon Thursday in the 2100 block of Orange Avenue, police said. He was taken to a local hospital with a wound to the torso and pronounced dead.

The shooter opened fire on Pouncil and a friend as they were walking northbound. Only Pouncil was struck, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Since January 2007, at least 195 homicides have been reported in Long Beach, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information in Thursday's shooting is asked to call Detective Malcom Evans or Detective Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244.


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Map shows Long Beach homicides reported since 2007. Credit: Times Homicide Report

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