The first shooting occurred when a woman was struck by stray gun fire that entered her home.
The shooting was Saturday at 10:55pm., when LBPD officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 1100 block of East 10th Street.
When police officers arrived they located an adult female victim with a gunshot wound to her upper torso. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Homicide Detectives believe the suspect(s) were discharging a firearm in the roadway near the victim’s residence when more than one of the shots fired entered the home and struck the victim.
At this time, LBPD detectives do not believe the victim or her residence were the intended target of the shooting.
“This was a reckless display of criminal behavior.” said Chief of Police Robert G. Luna. “We want to assure the victim’s family and our entire Long Beach community that our department is actively working to further this investigation and will utilize all necessary resources to bring those responsible to justice.”
The victim has been identified as Genoveva Rivera Robles, a 59-year-old resident of Long Beach.
A description of the suspect(s) and the motive for the shooting is currently unknown. Detectives are continuing to gather additional information to further the investigation.
In light of this incident, additional patrols have been added to the impacted area.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Adrian Garcia and Michael Hubbard 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.
These shootings are not connected.
The second shooting took place a few hours later around 2:00am. LBPD officers responded to an assist fire call in the 1200 block of Molino Avenue. When Long Beach Police officers arrived they located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
The Long Beach Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide Detectives, through their preliminary investigation, believe the victim had engaged in a verbal altercation with at least one suspect, which resulted in the shooting. Witnesses describe the suspect as adult male who was last seen fleeing the location on foot.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending a positive identification from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The motive for the shooting is currently unknown, however detectives believe it to be gang-related. Detectives are actively working to gather additional information through the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard and Adrian Garcia 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.