Fatal Shooting, 1100 block Chestnut Ave.
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(July 13, 2006) -- Just hours after Mayor Beverly O'Neill chaired her final City Council meeting, a man was shot and killed about a mile north of LB City Hall.
LBPD reports that on July 12 at about 1:20 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Chestnut Ave. and found Claude Greer, 24, a shooting victim. LBPD says its preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Greer was standing on the sidewalk talking with a friend when the suspect rode up to them on a bicycle.
"They engaged in a conversation when the suspect pulled a handgun and shot the victim. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," LBPD says in a release.
It's the fourth LB homicide in five days days, apparently unrelated.
On July 10, Malcolm Youngblood, 19, was fatally shot in the 2100 block of Earl Ave.; the suspect in that case is the victim's uncle.
On July 9 (shortly after midnight), a 15 year old boy was fatally shot near Pine Ave. and 1st St; the suspect, a LB resident, is in custody after swift work by LBPD working with federal authorities...who apprehended him at the Mexican border.
And on July 8, Shana Leaupepe, 21, a southbay resident, was fatally shot in a car to car shootinfg on LB Blvd. near the 710 freeway.
LBPD says the motive in the latest shooting is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives David Rios and Hugo Cortes at (562) 570-7244.
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