Fatal shooting in Long Beach

March 22, 2010 8:31:32 PM PDT
Police on Long Island are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Long Beach. Nassau County Police say that just after 3:30 p.m. Monday officers discovered 46-year-old Ernest Cummings lying in front of 19 Hudson Street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police say Cummings was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses say the victim was arguing with another man about a dog.

Neighbors say Cummings worked as a pit bull breeder.

The investigation is continuing. No other information was released.

(the associated press contributed to this report)