A number of people were wounded before an active shooter was suppressed at a Long Beach business on Friday, officials said. "Suspect is also believed to be deceased at the scene", the Long Beach police department tweeted.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the gunman shot himself or was shot by police.
Witnesses said that the shooting took place in a building which housed a law office.
The block where the shooting occurred includes doctor's offices and law offices, but police did not specify what kind of business it is.
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By 3:30 p.m., police said there was no longer an active-shooter threat at the location. They received reports of a shooter around 2:25 p.m. Friday. Several ambulances were on the scene.
Dozens of police officers, including members of a SWAT team, surrounded the building.
Authorities told the Press-Telegram in Long Beach that multiple people were transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.