Gunman Kills Mother and 4-year-old Daughter

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On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approx. 10:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the area of 9th Street and Locust Avenue, which resulted in the death of a woman and her daughter.

When officers arrived, they located two females who had been struck by gunfire. The adult victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department personnel. The second victim, a 4-year-old girl, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and was pronounced deceased early this morning.

The preliminary investigation determined the two victims and the child’s father had just arrived home, and were walking to their nearby residence where they lived together, when the shooting occurred. A motive for the shooting is unknown and no suspect information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

The victims, who were mother and daughter, have been identified as 26-year-old Carina Mancera and 4-year-old Jennabel Anaya of Long Beach.

Detectives believe there were people in the area who may have witnessed the incident and are strongly encouraging them, or anyone else with information, to come forward. Callers can remain anonymous. Please contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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