On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1600 block of Pine Avenue in regards to a shots fired call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult with apparent gunshot wounds to the torso, in the intersection. The victim was transported to a local hospital by paramedics, and was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.
Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined the victim was approached by two male Blacks, and subsequently shot multiple times in the torso. The suspects then fled eastbound on 16th Street and remain outstanding. A motive for the shooting is unknown.
After fleeing the area, the suspects may have been involved in a physical altercation with a second male subject in the area of 16th Street and Locust Avenue, however, the investigation remains ongoing.
The victim is only being identified as a male in his 40’s from Long Beach, pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia and Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org