• Matt Esnayra

1 Woman Shot & Killed, 1 Teen Wounded in Hail of Gunfire at a Mobile Food Vendor

One woman was killed, and another person wounded after a verbal altercation at a mobile food vendor escalated to a shooting Friday night, police say.


According to the LBPD, on Dec. 4, officers were dispatched to the area of Magnolia Avenue and Anaheim Street at 11:20 p.m. At their arrival, officers provided life-saving measures to the adult female victim, but she would later die at the hospital from her wounds.

  • The teenage victim sustained gunshot wounds to her upper body and was later released from the hospital.

What happened ...

According to the investigation's initial findings, several people were in a parking lot buying food at a mobile food vendor. Before the suspect open fire, there was a verbal altercation with the group waiting in line. As the argument intensified, police say the suspect produced a handgun and opened fire indiscriminately towards the group.

  • An unidentified person in the parking lot returned fire at the suspect.

  • The murder victim has been identified as 36-year-old Long Beach resident Alejandra Martinez.

  • Witnesses described the suspect as a Black male adult in his late twenties.

  • The suspect was last seen driving a sedan northbound on Magnolia Avenue.

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