Two men were stabbed and one died in a stabbing incident in Long Beach’s Eastside neighborhood Saturday, officials announced.
According to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), officers were dispatched at around 6:20PM on Saturday, August 6 to the area near Anaheim Street and Molino Avenue regarding a stabbing.
Upon arrival, they discovered two men—22-year-old Juan Chavez of Long Beach and an 18-year-old from Long Beach—who appeared to have been stabbed and were transported to a local hospital.
Chavez sustained an injury to the lower body and was later pronounced deceased. The 18-year-old subject sustained an injury to the upper body and was listed in stable condition.
The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related, according to the LBPD.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Sean Irving, Peter Lackovic, or Oscar Valenzuela 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.