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Man shot to death after confrontation at Long Beach motel

March 24, 2012 |  7:54 pm

A 38-year-old man was shot and killed Friday after a confrontation at a Long Beach motel, authorities said Saturday.

Police responded to the motel, in the 1000 block of East 7th Street, around 8:20 p.m. Friday and found the victim, who had been shot in the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators were still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting but said several people had been in the motel room when the confrontation took place.

Police have detained a suspect for questioning, but no arrests have been made so far, Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

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