On October 1, 2020 at approximately 12:30 am, officers responded to a reported shooting victim at a residence on the 900 block of Obispo Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
The first responding officers located a male adult victim down in the common area of a residential complex. Officers immediately began performing life saving measures and observed the victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim has been identified as 23-year-old James Magee of Long Beach.
The preliminary investigation revealed Magee was standing near a residential complex when the suspect(s) approached and fired at Magee, then fled the area, possibly in an unknown color sedan.
Detectives are currently in the area searching for any witnesses or evidence. The exact motive for the shooting remains under investigation; however, the shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Homicide Detectives Donald Collier or Leticia Gamboa 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.