Long Beach police surround building seeking shooting suspect

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - Authorities investigating a report of gunfire Wednesday in the west Long Beach area surrounded a building where a suspect was believed to be barricaded.

Officers went to the 2100 block of Williams Street on a report of gunfire shortly before 10 a.m., the Long Beach Police Department reported.

"Upon arrival officers located evidence of a shooting," police said in a statement. "The preliminary investigation suggests that the suspect is still in the area and barricaded inside the building."

Police established a perimeter, and some nearby residents were evacuated, while others were allowed to shelter in place. The investigation was continuing late Wednesday morning.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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