From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 19
From LBPD Media Relations
On September 20, 2013, at approximately 9:54 PM, Long Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a report of gunshots in the 6500 block of Rose Avenue.
Officers arrived and discovered two male adult victims. The male victims had apparent gunshots wounds to the torso and died at the scene. Two female adult victims also had apparent gunshot wounds to the torso and were transported to a local hospital. The female vicitms are in serious but stable condition.
The deceased male victims have been identified as 26 year-old Sophon Kao and 24 year-old Jerry Chim. Both victims are residents of Long Beach. The surviving adult female victims' identities will not be released.
The investigaion reavealed the victims were with a small group of friends celebrating a birthday. The suspect approached on foot and shot at the victims who were sitting in an alcove beside the home. Reports of an involved vehicle have not been confirmed.
If you have information regarding this incident, please call Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire and Greg Krabbe at 562 570-7244.
Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
updated 9/21/13 at 4:45 p.m.