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Joshua Gaither, 30

Joshua Gaither, a 30-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, May 5, in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police responded to a call of a person down about 1:15 a.m., according to a Long Beach Police Department news release. When they arrived, they found Gaither on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A motive for the shooting remains unknown; however, it is being investigated as possibly gang-related.

Anyone who may have any information regarding the incident is asked contact Long Beach police homicide Dets. Mark McGuire and Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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