On Thursday, May 30, 2019, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Elm Avenue for an assault with a deadly weapon call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim laying in the street with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Responding officers performed life-saving measures and requested the assistance of Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, who determined the victim deceased at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Antonio Macias of Long Beach.
A description of the suspect(s) and the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. Any relationship between the victim and suspect(s) is not known. Detectives are working diligently to gather additional information, which is currently being investigated as possibly gang-related.
We urge anyone with any information to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Don Collier or Mark Mattia 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.