UPDATE: Location ID'd: LBPD Detectives Now Believe Woman Was Fatally Shot In 5400 Block of Paramount Blvd. (8th dist.) 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.
(Jan. 15, 2018) -- LBPD Public Information Officer Arantxa Chavarria tells that Detectives now believe 25 year old Keshawn Castilow, 25, of Anaheim was fatally shot on January 12, 2019 in the 5400 block of Paramount Blvd. (8th Council district, south of South St., north of Candlewood (Lakewood portion of Market St.) "The investigation is still on-going and homicide detectives are actively working the case," PIO Chavarria adds.

On that basis, will treat it (unless LBPD subsequently determines otherwise) as Long Beach's first homicide/first fatal shooting of 2019.

Jan 1, 2018 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; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in Central LB.

For context, provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017. A separate map (not shown here) shows cumulated shootings during the period in NLB.



(Jan. 13, 2019, 2:05 p.m.) -- LBPD is investigating the January 12, 2019 fatal shooting of a woman, brought to a Lakewood hospital on Saturday night shortly before midnight. It's unclear exactly where the shooting occurred; LBPD searched a possible location in the area of Paramount Blvd./South St. but found no evidence of a shooting at that location.

In a Jan. 13 release, LBPD said at about 11:50 p.m. on Jan. 12, LBPD officers were dispatched to a Lakewood hospital to assist LASD in connection with a woman with a gunshot wound to her torso. LBPD's release identifies the victim as Keshawn Castilow, 25, of Anaheim.

LBPD is currently investigating whether the fatal shooting took place in Long Beach, and if so, where and under what circumstances. For now, isn't counting this as LB's first homicide pending further LBPD investigation. .

LBPD asks anyone with information regarding what took place to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Sean Irving, Ben Vargas, and Ricardo Solorio 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




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