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Published on July 25th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila


Young Mother Killed in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — A 23-year-old woman was killed on the morning of July 25, near 5th Street on Walnut Avenue in Long Beach.

At about 6:20 a.m., Long Beach Police Department officers found Jazzmine Wash dead at the scene, laying on the courtyard of an apartment complex on Walnut Avenue, officials said.

Wash had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim had arrived at the home of a relative to drop off her 3-year-old child.  She walked back out of the residence to go get a diaper bag. Residents in the area then heard several shots fired.

A motive for the shooting is unknown, no suspect information is available, and investigators are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide at (562) 570-7244.  Anonymous tips may be submitted at (800) 222-8477 or

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