Police Investigate Two Recent Homicides
2014-05-28 · By Editor
On Saturday, May 24, 2014, around 10:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of 19th Street and Lime Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
The preliminary investigation indicated the victim was walking away from a parked vehicle when the suspect(s) fired multiple rounds, striking him in the upper torso. The victim collapsed several feet away and was transported by a private citizen to a local hospital before officers arrived. The victim, identified as 34-year-old Cedrick McClair of Long Beach, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing. The incident is being investigated as possibly gang related and no suspect information is available.
On Monday, May 26, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2800 block of E. 65th Street regarding a shooting call which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Arriving officers discovered two male adult victims who sustained gunshot wounds. One victim sustained injury to the upper torso and the other to a lower extremity.
Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and transported both victims to a local hospital. Victim Enrique Lopez, 31 years old of Long Beach, sustained injury to the upper torso and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.
The preliminary investigation indicated the victims were outside of a residence when the suspect vehicle approached them and a passenger fired multiple rounds in the direction of the victims. A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.
The incident is being investigated as possibly gang related and no additional suspect information is available.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.