|(Aug. 8, 2016) -- At a press availability at midday Monday (Aug. 8), LBPD Sgt. Robert Woods said there are no gang ties known at present to the fatal shooting of Carina Mancera, 26, and her daughter, Jennabel Anaya, 4, on Saturday night (Aug. 6) at the corner of 9th St./Locust Ave.
Sgt. Robert Woods said officers have canvassed the neighborhood and spoken with as many people as possible. He strongly urged members of the public to come forward if they have any information or know of anything related to what happened.
To reach LBPD Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard, call (562) 570-7244...and callers can remain anonymous. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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Sgt. Woods said the victims were unloading their car after going shopping and were walking to their residence when they were cut down for no apparent reason. After shooting the mother and daughter, the shooter allegedly shot at daughter's father, but missed, and fled eastbound [toward LB Blvd.] Woods said.
Sgt. Woods added that there's insufficient evidence to indicate what took place was an ambush directed at the specific victims, but he indicated they were shot at close range.
A Go Fund Me page seeking to help cover funeral expenses at this link states:
Father of 4 year old Jenna and husband to Carina is seeking your help to cover for funeral expenses. Carina and Jenna were murdered Saturday night outside of their home. Our family is heartbroken with this tragic event, and we hope that you can help us give these two beautiful souls a graceful resting place.
Among the items visible at a grassroots memorial / shrine at the murder scene is a photo that appears to have been taken at Disneyland [cropped by us to show mother and daughter.]
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