(Jan. 5, 2007) -- As LBReport.com first reported on our front page in the predawn hours of January 4th, a double-homicide occurred in the 1800 block of Pine Ave. (near PCH) shortly after 11 p.m. on January 3.
Details remain sketchy but this much is known as we post: LBPD responded to a shots fired call. Officers arrived and found two adult females suffering from gunshot wounds. LBFD paramedics pronounced the two women dead at the scene. The L.A. County Coroner's office has not yet identified the women publicly pending notification of legal next of kin.
In a written release, LBPD says its Detectives believe what occurred is gang related; Homicide and Gang Detectives are working together and following up on all leads.
LBPD asks anyone who may have witnessed what took place or has any information regarding it to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives William Matsubara or David Rios at (562) 570-7244.