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Victor Eugene Alford Jr., 37

Victor Eugene Alford Jr., a 37-year-old black man, died May 25 after being fatally shot near the intersection of East 61st Street and Orange Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

About 5:40 p.m. on May 15, Long Beach police officers were informed of a shooting in the area and found Alford lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest, said Sgt. Bradley Johnson from the Long Beach police department. 

Long Beach Fire Department officials took Alford to a hospital where he was treated for his wounds, Johnson said. On May 25, Alford succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead at 11:36 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police do not believe the shooting was gang-related and are pursuing all leads, said Johnson. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach detectives at (562) 570-7244. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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