On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approx. 12:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1200 block of E. 56th Street regarding gunshots heard in the area, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and the injuring of a second male adult.
When officers arrived, they located both victims in the street. One victim had been struck in the torso and determined deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics. He has been identified as 47-year-old Deon Robinson of Carson.
The second victim was struck in the lower body and was transported to a local hospital in serious, but stable condition. He is only being identified as a 36-year-old resident of Long Beach.
A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the LBPD Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson, Adrian Garcia, and Don Collier at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
The article above was released by the Long Beach Police Department.