Update: Long Beach Teenager Shot Downtown

Little is known about the suspects in what may be a gang-related shooting, but one reader reports what he heard and alerted Patch.

Updated with a reader's report of what he heard from nearby but did not see.

A 19-year-old Long Beach man was fatally shot in what may be a gang-related attack at Chestnut Avenue and Seventh Street, police said Saturday.

A Patch reader heard but did not see shooting aid said: "Heard two shots, followed by about 6 more... an officer responded very quickly, but it was to late. A neighbor said it was an 18-year-old kid who died. Another said he saw two kids run down the alley after the shooting, towards Magnolia."

From a very short press release, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Aaron Eaton wrote:

"Officers arrived and discovered the victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.  The victim, identified as 19-year-old Estuaredo Rodriguez of Long Beach, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The preliminary investigation indicated that Victim Rodriguez was walking in the area when he was confronted by two suspects. 

 "A motive for the shooting is undetermined, but the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.  No suspect information is available at this time.

 "Anyone who may information regarding this crime is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244.  Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com"


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