LBPD officers were dispatched to the 600 block Cedar Avenue, Sunday at 8:30 p.m. regarding a possible shooting, that resulted in the death of a male adult.
Once on scene, officers gathered information indicating the victim and the suspect were involved in an altercation and located evidence a shooting had occurred. Both suspect and victim fled the scene prior to officer arrival.
Shortly after, officers located a male adult in the immediate area who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased on scene.
Possible suspect description is male adult Hispanic, a motive for the shooting is unknown. The investigation remains ongoing.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia or Donald Goodman 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 store and Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.