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Man dead after exchanging gunfire with bar patron in Long Beach; 2 others injured, police say

The shooting took place around 9 p.m. Monday night, according to the LBPD.

Man dead after exchanging gunfire with bar patron in Long Beach; 2 others injured, police say

Detectives are investigating a shooting at a bar near North Long Beach that left a man dead and two others injured Monday night.

Police say two armed men walked into the bar in the 4900 block of Long Beach Boulevard at around 9 p.m. and tried to assault a customer inside.

The two armed men and the bar patron, instead, ended up exchanging gunfire, police said.

One of the two armed suspects that entered was struck several times in the upper body during the shootout and died at the scene, police said. He was identified as 38-year-old Los Angeles resident Arthur Rainey III, according to authorities.

The other armed man Rainey showed up with fled the scene before officers arrived, police said.

The bar patron, meanwhile, was taken to a local hospital after being struck in the lower body during the shooting, police said, adding that he is in stable condition.

A third person who was not involved in the shooting suffered a minor injury to the upper body and was treated at the scene, according to authorities.

It’s not yet clear why Rainey and the other suspect wanted to assault the bar patron.

Police ask anyone with more information to contact detectives at 562-570-7244.

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