LONG BEACH — A 25-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night at a bus stop, police said.

Long Beach police are investigating the murder as gang-related, according to Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.

The victim, identified as Levert Johnson, was shot multiple times at 8:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Cherry Avenue, according to Pratt.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Johnson was standing at a bus stop with a group when he was confronted by a male subject, Pratt said.

Words were exchanged between the two, and the suspect then pulled out a handgun, shot Johnson and fled on foot, the spokesperson said.

Johnson was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Police did not release any information on the suspect, including a description. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department homicide detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at 562-570-5273. Anonymous tips may be submitted at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.



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