On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at approx. 12:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 5300 hundred block of Orange Avenue regarding a shooting, which resulted in the death of two male adults, and the injury of a third.
When officers arrived, they discovered a deceased male, identified as 52-year-old Suy Phavong of Long Beach, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the torso. A second male subject, identified as 35-year-old Panha Nhean of Long Beach, had also been struck in the torso. He was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, where he was pronounced deceased. A third male subject, only being identified as a 47-year-old resident of Long Beach, was also transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
The preliminary investigation determined that all the victims were in a converted detached garage when an unknown suspect opened fire on the group. A motive for the shooting is unknown, no suspect information is available at this time, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Scott Lasch 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 smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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