Police Investigate Possible Gang Related Homicide

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On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway in regards to a drive-by shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult subject who had been struck in the torso by gunfire. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, and pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

The preliminary investigation determined that the victim had been approached my two male Blacks in a dark colored vehicle, when one of the occupants opened fire striking the victim. The vehicle then fled westbound on Pacific Coast Highway.

The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Robert Lee Hollie of Long Beach.

A motive for the shooting is unknown, however, the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Oscar Valenzuela 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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