Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
MURDER - 1000 block of E. MARKET STREET
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(562) 570-5273

On April 11, 2017 at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of E. Market Street regarding a shooting that just occurred.

Upon arrival they found a male adult suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire and later pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as Gerardo Ortiz a 19 year-old resident of Long Beach.

The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Michael Hubbard 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 http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/