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Man Is Shot To Death At Afternoon Group Event At Pan Am Park (Old Lakewood Village, 5th dist.)


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(July 21, 2018, last updated 10:08 p.m. from previous front page reports) -- As flashed on LBREPORT.com's front page and on our Facebook page, a man was murdered on Saturday afternoon (July 21) an active homicide investigation is underway at Pan Am Park (5100 Centralia St., "Old Lakewood Village" neighborhood in ELB) after a shooting in the 4:00 p.m. hour today (July 21.)

UPDATE: LBPD release text:

[LBPD release] On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 4:26 pm, Long Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting that had just occurred in Pan American Park, located in the 5100 block of E. Centralia Street.

When officers arrived, they located a male adult victim who had been shot by a male adult suspect. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim was deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was in the park restroom when a male adult suspect shot the victim in the upper torso. After the shooting, the suspect fled the park on foot. The motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the victim is unknown at this time and will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

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LBREPORT.com arrived after the shooting and received initial information from those present at the event. We saw a number of individuals wearing similar red T-shirts, who'd apparently come to the park for some type of organized event (BBQ, amplified sound, families and the like.)

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