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Woman Dies After Double Shooting In Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A woman has died after a double shooting that led to a standoff in Long Beach, authorities said Thursday.

Long Beach police say officers in the area of Santa Fe Avenue and West 19th Street heard shots at about 6:30 p.m., and after a search, found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds in the 1600 block of West 19th Street.

They were taken to the hospital in critical condition, and police determined the shooter was inside a home. The suspect refused to come out, but later surrendered to police. He has been identified as Jesus Romero, 46, of Long Beach.

A woman who also lived in the home was also taken into custody, according to police. She was later released and not booked.

The woman was later pronounced dead at a hospital. She has been identified as 63-year-old Raquel Bramasco DeDavila of Long Beach.

The man was treated for a non-life-threatening injury. Police say they seized a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.

Neighbors say the couple had gone to the complex to collect rent. A preliminary investigation of the shooting suggests there was a long-term, ongoing personal dispute between Romero and the victims, according to police.

Romero was arrested on suspicion of one count of murder and one count of attempted murder and is being held on $2 million bail.

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