Briefs murder

Published on February 25th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk


Murders in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — On Feb. 22, Long Beach Police Department officers found 20-year-old Christopher Franklin dead in the 3400 block of Andy Street.

Officers responded to a call regarding a shooting. When they arrived at the scene they found Franklin on the sidewalk with a gunshot to his upper body. The Long Beach Fire Department paramedics determined he was dead.

The incident may be gang-related. No suspects are available.

On the prior day, officers responded to the shooting of 24-year-old Christopher Lane of Long Beach near 59th Street and Linden Avenue. The shooting took place at about 2 p.m. Lane also was struck by gunfire in the upper torso. The LBFD took Lane to the local hospital, where he died shortly thereafter. The incident also may be gang-related.

Anyone with information is asked to call (562) 570-7244 or visit

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