Street Vendor Shot and Killed in Long Beach

Authorities are currently investigating the tragic shooting of a man following an incident that transpired in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach on Wednesday afternoon. The victim, identified as 37-year-old Yenner Ramirez of Wilmington, succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the upper body.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene. Through their preliminary investigation, detectives determined multiple unknown suspects were in the area when at least one of the suspects fired multiple gunshots.The male adult victim was working down the block as a street vendor when he was struck by gunfire. The suspects fled the scene prior to the officers’arrival. 

Detectives do not believe the victim had an interaction with any of the suspects at the time of the shooting. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Described as a devoted father of two, Ramirez was a familiar face in the community, having operated a corn and shaved ice stand in Long Beach for over 15 years. Family members gathered at a makeshift memorial erected at the site of the shooting reminisced about Ramirez’s dedication to his work and his penchant for soccer during his leisure time.

Ramirez’s family disclosed that he had previously fallen victim to robbery and assault incidents, yet he refrained from retaliating to avoid escalating confrontations. Despite the risks, Ramirez persisted in his daily routine, traversing the vicinity near Lafayette Elementary School from noon to 5 p.m.

Ramirez’s relatives disclosed plans to repatriate his remains for funeral rites in his home country. In light of the tragedy, a GoFundMe campaign has been setup to support Ramirez’s bereaved family during this trying time.

As authorities continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ramirez’s murder, the community remains in mourning, grappling with the senseless violence that has claimed the life of a beloved street vendor.