Updated 11:17 a.m:
On February 28, 2019, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of East 11th street regarding a hit shooting, which resulted in the death of a male juvenile and a non-life threatening injury to a female adult.
When officers arrived, they located the juvenile victim, a 17-year-old resident of Long Beach, in the alley who had a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The female victim, a 34-year-old resident of Long Beach. was located inside a residence with a gunshot wound to the leg. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported both victims to a local hospital, where the juvenile victim was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victims were in a garage that faces the alley in the rear of a residence. An unknown number of suspects driving a light-colored four-door sedan drove eastbound in the alley and fired multiple rounds at the victims.
The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Robert Gonzales 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.