The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s help related to an unsolved murder that occurred on May 15.
At approximately 5:51pm that day, officers were dispatched to the area of 61st Street and Orange Avenue regarding a shooting that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, they located a male adult with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire and was listed in critical condition.
On May 25, the hospital notified police that the victim had died from his injuries. He has been identified as Victor Eugene Alford, a 37-year-old resident of Wilmington.
Detectives located several witnesses who identified a red Mercedes-Benz and a gray Volvo SUV with Nevada license plates that were seen fleeing the area immediately following the shooting. Detectives were also able to obtain composite drawings of two persons of interest related to the homicide investigation. The female has been described as having red hair at the time of the incident.
The suspects are described as a black male with dreadlocks, in his early to mid 20s, and a black female with red hair, light-colored skin, in her mid 20s.
Detectives also collected video footage from numerous surveillance cameras in the area of the murder.
Those with information regarding the murder are asked to contact Long Beach Homicide Detectives T. Hubert, S. Lasch or M. Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit LACrimeStoppers.org.