Detectives Seek Additional Information in Murder Investigation

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murderOn Friday, June 29, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting in the area of 67th Street and Butler Avenue that resulted in the death of a male adult.

The preliminary investigation indicated that a male suspect on foot approached two male subjects who were also on foot. The suspect exchanged words with the subjects before firing at them, striking them both. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle being driven by someone else.

One victim, who is only being identified as a 30-year-old male from Long Beach, was struck in the lower body and was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The second subject, identified as 24-year-old Manny Amaya of Long Beach, was struck in the upper and lower body. He was also transported and listed in critical condition; however, he was pronounced deceased today, June 30, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting.

Based on the investigation, it does not appear that either victim were gang members. Although, based on their findings, detectives believe the suspects are possibly gang members and this incident is being investigated as gang-related. No other suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire and Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244.

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