Harbor Area Experiences An Upswing In Shootings

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During the last two-weeks the Harbor area has seen several shootings from Long Beach to Torrance. What follows below is an account of these events.

Murder Investigation – Ocean Boulevard and Promenade North

LONG BEACH— Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department are investigating the Oct. 6 death of a 41-year-old homeless man who was stabbed multiple times in the upper torso at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and The Promenade North.The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin by the office of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.  Preliminary information about the murder suggests a physical altercation between the victim and one or more suspected assailants, but detectives do not have a description of the suspect(s) or last direction of travel.

Detectives are actively looking for additional evidence and witnesses to determine a motive and identify a suspect(s). Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call (562) 570-7244.

LASD Responds to a Deputy Involved Shooting,  

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

TORRANCE  —  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators responded to a deputy-involved shooting. The incident happened at about 11:15 p.m. Oct. 6, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W. Carson St., Torrance. 

Deputies from South Los Angeles Station, who were working a security detail at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center were alerted to an incident within the hospital involving a patient. That patient was discovered in a room destroying medical equipment before attempting to smash a window with a metal medical device. 

A deputy assisted medical staff by moving patients. The patient in question, a Hispanic man between 30 and 40 years of age, turned his attention on the deputy. At that point, a deputy involved shooting occurred. The patient was struck by gunfire and was immediately treated on scene. He is currently in critical condition. 

No deputies, patients, or medical staff were injured as a result of the incident. 

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call (323) 890-5500 or visit http://lacrimestoppers.org.

LASD Responded to Shooting Death 

LOMITA—  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of two male adults that occurred on the 2100 block of 255th Street, in the City of Lomita. The incident was reported Oct. 4, about 1:30 a.m.

Detectives have learned that deputies assigned to Lomita Station responded to the location regarding a person-down call.

Upon arrival, they located two victims, both suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The victims were both pronounced dead at the scene. There is no known motive or suspect information.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. 

Murder Investigation – 900 Block of Obisbo Ave. Long Beach

LONG BEACH —  On Oct. 1, at about 12:30 am, officers responded to a reported shooting victim at a residence on the 900 block of Obispo Ave., which resulted in the death of a male adult.

The first responding officers located a male adult victim down in the common area of a residential complex. Officers immediately performed life-saving measures and observed the victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived and took the victim to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old James Magee of Long Beach.

The preliminary investigation revealed Magee was standing near a residential complex when the suspect(s) approached and fired at Magee, then fled the area, possibly in an unknown color sedan.

Detectives are in the area searching for any witnesses or evidence. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation; however, the shooting is being investigated as gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call 562-570-7244. 

Drive-By Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

WILMINGTON— The Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the drive-by shooting death of 18-year-old Raemond Jarrod Santos.

On Sept. 30, about 2 a.m., Raemond Jarrod Santos was sitting in his car in the 1200 block of North Drumm Ave. Santos was parked at the east curb when a vehicle with an unknown suspect(s) stopped next to his vehicle and fired multiple rounds in Santos’ direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid; however, Santos

succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead just after 3:00 a.m.

Detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect’s identity and are asking for any witnesses, who may provide a description of the vehicle, to call 310-726-7889

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