Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
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On Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approx. 10:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 7100 block of Island Village Dr. to investigate a domestic violence call.

When officers arrived, they located two individuals at a residence, one male adult, and one female adult, who had both sustained apparent gunshot wounds. The male subject was determined deceased at the scene. The female was transported to a local hospital by LBFD personnel, and pronounced deceased thereafter. 

The individuals are not being identified at this time, pending notification of next of kin, but are believed to be husband and wife. A firearm was recovered at the scene, and the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Sean Irving and Ben Vargas 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.