UPDATED: Heartbreaking Facts Added: Child's Father Was With Mother And Daughter And They Had Just Arrived Home And Were Walking To Their Residence When Mother And 4 Yr Old Daughter Fatally Shot, Downtown Long Beach 900 block Locust Ave. is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(August 7, 2016) -- In a heartbreaking release this afternoon (Sun. Aug. 7), LBPD reveals that the father was with the mother of his 4 year old daughter, and the three had just arrived home and were walking to their residence, when the mother and 4 year old daughter were fatally shot last night in downtown Long Beach in the 900 block of Locust Ave.

LBPD's release text is below.

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[LBPD release text] -- On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approx. 10:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting in the area of 9th Street and Locust Avenue, which resulted in the death of a woman and her daughter.

When officers arrived, they located two females who had been struck by gunfire. The adult victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department personnel. The second victim, a 4-year-old girl, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and was pronounced deceased early this morning.

The preliminary investigation determined the two victims and the child's father had just arrived home, and were walking to their nearby residence where they lived together, when the shooting occurred. A motive for the shooting is unknown and no suspect information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

The victims, who were mother and daughter, have been identified as 26-year-old Carina Mancera and 4-year-old Jennabel Anaya of Long Beach.

Detectives believe there were people in the area who may have witnessed the incident and are strongly encouraging them, or anyone else with information, to come forward. Callers can remain anonymous. Please contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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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.


(August 7, 2016, UPDATED 5:28 a.m.) -- A woman and a child believed to be her daughter were shot to death in the 900 block of Locust Ave. in downtown Long Beach's "North Pine Ave." neighborhood on Saturday night (Aug. 6.)

Initial information is very sketchy. LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Erik Herzog tells that at about 10:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a hit-shooting, found a woman in her mid-20s with multiple gunshot wounds, and a four year old child believed to be her daughter also suffering a gunshot wound. The woman was dead at the scene; the child was transported to a hospital and subsequently succumbed to her wounds.

Further as we learn it.





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