UPDATE 10:55 a.m. in bold below:
On October 6, 2019 at approximately 7:10 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of E. 69th Way regarding reports of gunshots heard in the area, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male adult victim laying on the east sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Responding officers immediately began performing life-saving measures on the victim until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived. Long Beach Fire personnel also attempted life-saving measures, but subsequently determined the victim deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was walking northwest across the intersection of 69th Way and Muriel Ave. when multiple suspects approached the victim on foot and fired multiple shots toward the victim, striking him in the upper torso.
The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Eronald Deas of Compton.
The motive for the shooting and description of the suspects is currently unknown. Detectives are actively working to gather additional information to further the investigation.
In response to this incident, additional officers have been deployed to the immediate area.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Adrian Garcia 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.