On Dec. 11, 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shots call in the area of Drake Park, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim laying on a walkway leading up to a residence in the 900 block of Loma Vista Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Officers rendered medical aid until the arrival of the Long Beach Fire Department, who transported the victim to a local hospital. On Dec. 13, 2020, detectives were informed that the victim succumbed to his injures at the hospital on Dec. 12, 2020. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Miguel Reyes, a resident of Long Beach.
Based on the preliminary investigation, the victim was with a female adult and were getting items out of their vehicle when they were confronted by a group of suspects who began shooting at them. The female victim was not injured. The motive for the shooting is believed to be gang-related.
The suspects are described as male adults and fled the scene on foot.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Ethan Shear at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.