LBPD investigating local murder of adult male

On Sunday, April 17, at approximately 11:48pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Gardenia Avenue in response to a call that shots were fired in the area, which resulted in the death of an adult male.
When officers arrived, they found a man in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his upper body. LBPD paramedics responded to the location and determined the man was deceased at the scene.
At this time, the victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to his family, and he is only being identified as a black adult male in his 20s.
It is unknown whether this was a gang-related incident, and a motive for the shooting is under investigation.
Those with information regarding this incident are asked to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire or Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244.

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