Police Investigate Two Recent Homicides

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On Thursday, September 10, 2015, at approximately 12:41 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting in the 2100 block of Pasadena Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they discovered the victim who had been struck by gunfire in the upper body, on the sidewalk. A Long Beach police officer administered life saving measures on the victim until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived. Paramedics then transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The victim’s identity is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A motive for the shooting appears to be gang-related and the investigation remains ongoing.

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, at approximately 9:37 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 300 block of E. 67th Street to assist the Long Beach Fire Department who was on scene with a deceased male. Paramedics had responded to that location to assist a male down in the alley. They pronounced the subject deceased at the scene and noticed suspicious circumstances.

Homicide detectives and an investigator from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded and determined the subject suffered injuries from being struck by gunfire.

The victim is described as a young male adult. The victims identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The motive for this crime is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact Long Beach Police 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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