On March 16, 2021, at approximately 6:20 a.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Alamitos Avenue to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a deceased male adult, which was later determined to be a murder.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim, possibly in his 30’s, on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The victim was determined deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department personnel.
Through their preliminary investigation, detectives determined that today at approximately 1:25 a.m., two suspects approached the victim on foot, and the suspect(s) shot the victim. It is unclear at this time which or if both suspects opened fire. Both suspects then fled the scene in a vehicle last seen heading northbound on Orange Avenue toward Pacific Coast Highway.
At this time, the motive for the shooting is unknown, and there is no additional suspect information. Homicide Detectives are actively working to gather information to further the ongoing investigation.
The victim has not yet been identified and is currently in the custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner–Coroner, who will identify the victim and notify the next of kin.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia or Juan Carlos Reyes at (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.