Update Release 9/8/20 at 11:40:
On September 2 – 5, 2020, the Long Beach Police Department arrested 10 individuals in connection to the October 29, 2019 shooting at a residence in the 2700 block of E. 7th Street. The arrested individuals are listed below:
Through investigative interviews, Homicide Detectives discovered suspects Danny Sourn and Jeremy Penh to also be responsible for this murder.
RECAP OF THE OCTOBER 29, 2019 INCIDENT
On October 29, 2019 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 2700 block of E. 7th Street regarding reports of a shooting, which resulted in the death of three male adults and nine injured victims.
The deceased victims were identified as:
Long Beach Detectives, especially Homicide Detectives, worked tirelessly to bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice. Based on their investigation, officers have determined the following:
POSSIBLE MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING
Detectives believe the suspects had pre-planned an attack on what they incorrectly believed to be a rival gang party. However, none of the victims were gang members.
SEARCH WARRANT LOCATIONS
The LBPD would like to thank our partners at the Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation, Seattle Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego Federal Bureau of Investigation – SWAT, U.S. Marshals Service, Los Angeles IMPACT Taskforce, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Fresno Police Department, Orange Police Department, Modesto Police Department, Garden Grove Police Department, and the San Jose Police Department and their MERGE Unit for their resources and support in the apprehension of various suspects.
Anyone with information is urged to call Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia and Donald Collier 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 smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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Long Beach Police are asking for the public’s help with the murder investigation from October 29, 2019, at a residence in the 2700 block of East 7th Street, where a shooting occurred, and three victims tragically lost their lives, and nine others were injured.
Over the past several months, detectives assigned to the Homicide Detail have been actively following up on leads. Through their investigation, they have identified three possible suspect vehicles. Detectives believe the suspects responsible for this shooting traveled from North Long Beach before making their way to the shooting location.
The vehicles are described as follows:
Although their investigation is not complete, and they continue to review video, detectives are releasing three videos in hopes that anyone with information regarding the vehicles or the drivers will come forward.
Detectives continue to consider all possibilities as to why this senseless crime may have occurred. Based on suspect statements heard at the scene and through additional investigation, they believe there is gang involvement amongst the suspects.
The public’s help is still needed to identify the suspects and vehicle license plates. Detectives are hopeful additional witnesses will come forward and provide additional evidence as the investigation continues.
Thanks to a private donor, the City of Long Beach, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, a combined $40,000 in reward money has been made available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in this murder. We urge anyone who may have information regarding this incident to immediately contact the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detail Detectives Mark Mattia or Donald Collier 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.
Updated Release 10/31/19 at 3:30 p.m.:
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased victims in the October 29th murder investigation from the 2700 block of East 7th Street.
The victims have been identified as:
Homicide Detectives are still actively investigating the shooting and urge anyone who may have information that could further the investigation to immediately contact the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detail Detectives Mark Mattia or Donald Collier at (562) 570-7244.
Original Release 10/30/19 at 2:00 p.m.:
On October 29, 2019 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of East 7th Street regarding reports of a shooting, which resulted in the death of three male adults and an additional nine victims injured.
Within one minute of receiving the call, officers arrived on scene, observed a group of approximately 25 to 30 male and female adults at the residence, and immediately directed them to assist one another to safety. The Long Beach Fire Department arrived and began rendering aid to the victims. Nine victims – seven female adults and two male adults – were transported to local hospitals with various gunshot wounds. Three male adult victims were also located and determined deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire personnel.
The transported victims’ ages and cities of residence are as follows:
The preliminary investigation revealed the group was attending a party at the residence when an unknown suspect(s) opened fire on the group from an alley located behind the residence, striking the 12 victims.
The preliminary description of the suspect is a male of an unknown race wearing dark-colored clothing with his face concealed. The suspect is believed to have fled in a dark-colored vehicle immediately after the shooting occurred.
The deceased victims will be identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, who will also be providing notifications to next of kin.
“This is a tragic incident that is not at all reflective of our community,” said Long Beach Police Department Chief of Police Robert Luna. “We are committed to working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and provide the victims with the services they need.”
Nearly 100 Department employees and volunteers responded to assist in working the crime scene, securing the perimeter, and providing support operations. Officers and detectives immediately began canvassing the neighborhood to identify possible witnesses and to seek out surveillance footage that may be in the area. Additional patrols have also been added to the impacted area as a result of this incident.
Homicide Detectives are continuing to work diligently to gather additional information and determine a motive for the shooting. At this stage of the investigation, detectives do not believe this was a random act of violence, nor is there any indication that this incident is gang-related.
The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in gathering additional information regarding this incident to further the ongoing investigation. We urge anyone who may have information regarding this incident to immediately contact the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detail Detectives Mark Mattia or Donald Collier 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.