A man fatally shot in Long Beach last week was identified today by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office as Oscar Munoz Sanchez, 31.
Sanchez was riding his bicycle on West 15th Street and Pacific Avenue on Oct. 26 when he was confronted and shot by an unknown male suspect, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The suspect then allegedly pulled a gun and fired multiple rounds at Sanchez.
Sanchez, who sustained gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body, was taken to a hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics where he was pronounced dead.
The shooting occurred approximately one block away from an earlier shooting that happened around 9:40 p.m. in the area of 14th Street and Cedar Avenue near 14th Street Park, police said.
Detectives say Sanchez’s shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Ethan Shear or Jose Rodriguez at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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