LONG BEACH, CA – On Apr. 19, 2022, at approximately 10:35 p.m., officers responded to a beach parking lot near the 4300 block of East Ocean Boulevard regarding a shooting that resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The officers rendered aid until the arrival of Long Beach Fire Department personnel, who ultimately determined the victim to be deceased at the scene.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in the parking lot practicing a dance routine when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a group of unknown male suspects. The dispute escalated into a physical altercation and, subsequently, the shooting, which resulted in the victim’s death. All suspects fled the scene prior to officers arrival.
At this time, detectives are still working to determine the number of suspects involved, and no further suspect information is available.
The Department of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner will work to identify the victim and notify the next of kin. At this time, the victim is only being identified as an adult male in his 20s.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes (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.