• Matt Esnayra

Central L.B Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

What we know so far:

L.B.P.D is investigating a shooting in Central Long Beach that left one man dead while in his parked car.

The Incident:

According to the L.B.P.D, today at 12:30 am, officers responded to calls of gunfire in the area of East 17th Street and Gaviota Ave. When police arrived at the scene they discovered a male inside a parked car with a gunshot wound to his upper body, after some life-saving measures by L.B firefighters, the victim was determined to be dead at the scene

  • The victim has been identified as Austin Thai, a 22-year-old resident of Gardena.

  • Witnesses told investigators they saw an adult male, possibly African-American running from the scene of the shooting.

  • The motive of the shooting remains unknown.

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