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Long Beach Police investigating murder in 5500 block of Long Beach Boulevard

On January 6, 2023, at approximately 8:32 p.m., officers responded to the 5500 of Long Beach Boulevard regarding a hit shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Upon arrival, officers located a male adult on the ground near a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. Personnel from the Long Beach Fire Department were on scene treating the victim when officers arrived. Life saving measures were unsuccessful and Fire Department personnel determined the victim deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives were notified and responded to the scene to investigate the incident. Through their preliminary investigation, detectives discovered the victim was seated in the driver side of his vehicle when he was shot by an unknown suspect. The suspect fled the area on foot towards an unknown direction.

The investigation is preliminary, and information is limited at this time. Detectives are working to determine the motive for the shooting.

The identification of the victim and notification to the next of kin will be conducted by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Leticia Gamboa or Don Collier 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.

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.