On July 8, 2018, at approx. 11:00 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Hoffman Avenue regarding reports of a shooting, which resulted in the death of a female adult, and the injuring of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they located two gunshot victims in front of a residence. A female subject had been struck in the upper torso, and a male subject had been struck in the lower torso. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by LBFD paramedics, where the female was later pronounced deceased. The male victim was listed in stable condition.
The deceased victim is only being identified as a 22-year-old female resident of Long Beach, pending notification of next of kin. The second victim is only being identified as a 25-year-old resident of Long Beach.
The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related, however, a motive has not yet been determined.
Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Shea Robertson 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.