Teenage Boy Is Fatally Shot, Willmore City/Drake Park Area
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(UPDATED with release Jan. 30, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. from Jan. 29 and Jan 28) -- As first reported on Saturday night Jan. 28 with initial information on LBREPORT.com's front pasge, a teenage boy was fatally shot in the Willmore City/Drake Park area of the 1st Council district. It is LB's third homicide of 2017.
[Updated information] In a Jan. 30 release, LBPD states that on Jan. 28 at about 8:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to shots heard in the area of the 900 block of Maine Ave. and arrievd to find a male teen with multiple gunshot wounds in an alley. LBFD transported the victim to a hospital where he as pronounced deceased.
LBPD identifies the victim as Jose de Jesus Flores, 17, of Long Beach and indicates no one is in custody and no suspect information is available. "A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing. The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related," says LBPD's release.
2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.
LBPD asks anyone with information regarding this incident to call its Homicide Detail 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.
[Initial information on this story was provided to us by LBPD Lt. James Foster.]
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Sept. 14: Man fatally shot, woman wounded, 5400 block Atlantic Ave. (8th dist.), coverage here
Sept 14: Shots fired, vehicle damaged, area 11th/Gaviota.(6th dist.)
September 12: Woman found deceased in residence, 6700 block Gardenia (9th dist.), coverage here
Sept. 11: Man Shot To Death, Locust Ave./12th St., (1st dist.) coverage here
Sept 5: Man Found Fatally Shot On Road Within Long Beach Port (2nd dist.), coverage here.
Sept. 1 and 2: Two Shootings In Two Days Hit Vehicles, Miss Persons: One in NLB, Another in Central LB, coverage here.
Tue. Aug. 30: Man (adult) is shot -- and killed -- in the area of Hile Ave. north of 16th St. The area is just west of Temple Ave., about three blocks north and a bit west of LB's iconic "Joe Jost's." (4th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
Mon. Aug. 29, 15th St./Walnut Ave., 1:10 a.m., man shows up at hospital with a gunshot wound, says a man tried to rob him and then shot him; officers unable to find evidence of a shooting at that location (6th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
Mon. Aug. 29, 1:45 a.m., man shot, area 15th St./Gundry Ave., possible drive-by shooting (6th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
Sunday Aug. 28, 12:30 a.m., Anaheim St./Newport Ave.; shots fired at victims in a vehicle; vehicle is hit, occupants not hit (4th dist.)
Mon. Aug. 22: Man (adult) shot, area 11th St./MLK Ave. (6th dist.), coverage here.
Aug. 11: Man (adult) shot, 200 block of 69th Way (9th district), coverage here
Aug. 11: Juvenile shot, 11th St/MLK Ave. (6th dist.), coverage here
Aug. 6: Mother and daughter (age 4) are shot to death, 9th St./Locust Ave. (1st distict), coverage here
Aug 6: Group fight, two stabbed, one of whom dies, 2600 block E. Anaheim St. (6th dist.), coverage here
Aug. 5: Body of 19 yr old found at Willow St./San Gabriel River, a homicide (5th dist.), coverage here