Long Beach Man Killed During Possibly Gang-Related Attack

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Arson investigationOn Thursday, January 5, 2012, at approximately 12:02 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting call in the 2100 block of Orange Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, identified as 19-year-old Jeff Pouncil of Long Beach, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital with serious injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was walking northbound on Orange Avenue with a male friend when confronted by the suspect. The suspect opened fire on both subjects, striking only Victim Pouncil, before fleeing. A motive for the shooting is unknown, but the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.

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One Response to “Long Beach Man Killed During Possibly Gang-Related Attack”
  1. miss L.B.CEE says:

    Long Beach is a currupt town period..from the police to the streets just like many other places in the world. BUT the youngsters in lb go waaay to hard..smh im from the town..born and raised and it hurts my soul to see this black on black crime!!! Especially our youth…maaaan a fuckin shame! yall killin yall selves11..FIND ANOTHER HOBBY!!