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Jailed man arrested in connection with Long Beach double murder

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Police Wednesday identified a 22-year-old felon as the suspect in a shooting in Long Beach that left two men dead.

Officers were called at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 5 to the 100 block of East Anaheim Street, where they found 29-year-old Antonio Parra and 28-year-old Brian Gomez, both of Long Beach, with multiple gunshot wounds to their upper torsos, said Lt. Shaleana Benson of the Long Beach Police Department.

They were taken to a hospital, where they died of their wounds, Benson said.

The LBPD announced Wednesday that homicide detectives gathered enough evidence to identify the shooter as Efren Abril, who was being held in an Orange County jail on unrelated charges.

“Detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office resulting in an arrest warrant for two counts of murder, one count of ex-felon with a firearm and one count of ex-felon in possession of live ammunition,” according to the LBPD.

Abril will be booked into the Long Beach City Jail and his bail will be set at $4.05 million once he is released from the custody of Orange County authorities.

Detectives are still investigating the motive for the shooting and do not believe Abril knew the victims, police said.

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