On Tuesday, April 23, at approximately 11:40pm, a shooting was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Cherry Avenue that resulted in the death of a female adult.
When officers arrived, they discovered a female who had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body down on the sidewalk. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Samantha Hollins of Long Beach. A motive for the shooting is unknown, no suspect information is available, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .