Police seeking information regarding shooting death of 20-year-old man

A 20-year-old man is dead after being shot in the 3400 block of Andy Street. According to police, on Saturday, Feb. 22, at approximately 5:40pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the area. When they arrived, officers discovered on the sidewalk a gunshot-wound victim who had been struck in the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined him deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 20-year-old Christopher Franklin of Long Beach.
A motive for the shooting is unknown, and the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related. No suspect descriptions are available, and detectives are hoping someone with information will come forward, according to the LBPD.
Those with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Peter Lackovic 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 .

Source: LBPD

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