Four Homicides Within Seven Hours Rock Central LB, Wrigley, WLB; Three Occur Within 75 Minutes On Sunday Night
(July 2, 2007, updated from initial posting) -- Four LB residents were victims of homicides on city streets within seven hours from Sunday night July 1 to the predawn hours Monday morning (July 2)...four homicides within seven hours, three of which took place within 75 minutes on the evening/early morning of July 1-2 (two in Central LB, one in Wrigley).
LBReport webposted the Sunday night stories as breaking on our our front page (www.lbreport.com) shortly after midnight on Sunday night/Monday a.m...and we provide details on them here plus information on the fourth homicide in WLB.
LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Dina Zipalski provided information in summary form for LBReport.com. We'll add further details as we learn them.
- Approximately 9:30 p.m. July 1: LBPD officers responded to the 1500 block of Pine Ave. and found a person had suffered a gunshot wound to his torso. LBFD determined that the victim had expired. He was identified as Arelio Perez, 21, of LB. LBPD believes the motive may be gang related; the investigation continues.
- Approximately 9:40 p.m., 400 block of West Willow St.: LBPD was dispatched to a local bar to assist LBFD with a subject who'd suffered a gunshot wound. The victim, Cesar Rolando Moran, 24, of LB, was pronounced dead at the scene. LBPD says its investigation indicated that another bar patron allegedly shot the victim. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 20s, last seen driving away in a gray or silver pick up truck.
- Approximately 10:45 p.m., 1100 block E. 17th St: LBFD dispatched to what turned out to be stabbing (took place to the rear of the buildings). Officers learned of a possible altercation between several individuals. A male Asian subject, age 24, was stabbed in his uppoer torso and transported to a hospital...where he did not survive. The victim's name is still pending as we webpost as breaking.
[updated text July 3]
- July 2, shortly after midnight: In a release, LBPD says officers responded to a call regarding a gunshot victim. Homicide Detectives believe the victim was shot while sitting his car in the 1900 block of Canal St. before driving himself to a nearby location to summon help. Anthony Laurencio Perez, 21, of LB was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. No suspect informagtion at present, but LBPD says Detectives believe what took place may be gang related.
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