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On Dec. 8, 2021 at approximately 11:48 p.m., officers responded to assist the Long Beach Fire Department in the 1600 block of Pacific Avenue with a gunshot victim, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

The calling party stated that they arrived home from work and located a subject down on the sidewalk near their residence and requested paramedics. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and rendered medical aid; however, the victim was later determined deceased at the scene.

Officers arrived on scene and observed a male adult suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. The victim was identified as Ray Cash Sr., a 53-year-old resident of Long Beach.

Homicide detectives were notified and responded to the scene. While the motive remains under investigation, the shooting is being investigated as gang related.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or JC Reyes at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

The article above was released by the Long Beach Police Department.