Police Investigate Murder of Teen

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On Thursday, March 31, 2016, at approximately 11:48 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1300 block of East 11th Street to investigate a possible shooting.

Arriving officers located a male who had been struck by gunfire in the upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim, in critical condition, to a local hospital where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Chad Sokhan Hang, a resident of Long Beach.

No one is in custody and no suspect information is available. A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Donald Goodman and Mark Mattia at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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