Upon arrival, officers located a male adult lying on the ground in the courtyard of an apartment building suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body. There were family members rendering medical aid to the victim until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived. Long Beach Fire transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene, and at this time, the motive and circumstances surrounding the murder are unknown. Detectives will continue to investigate the crime by processing evidence and seeking out witnesses.
The victim has been identified as Cesar Hernandez, a 30-year-old resident of Long Beach.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Michael Hutchinson 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.