Daytime Shooting Leaves One Dead Near Long Beach Blvd. and Market


Photo by Jeff Algera

A man died Monday afternoon after a daytime shooting took place just off Long Beach Blvd. in the Virginia Village area. 

According to police, the shooting occurred around 3PM in the area of West Plymouth St. and Long Beach Blvd., just below Market St. Upon arrival, officers found a male adult who had been shot in the upper torso. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Witnesses said a man was detained at the scene following the shooting, but was released. No suspect information at this time.

Police presence remained at the intersection and at the restaurant on the corner through the early evening. The investigation is ongoing.

Residents said that a neighborhood watch was just started for the neighborhood west of Long Beach Blvd. where the shooting took place. It went into effect on September 17. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244 or to remain anonymous visit

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Sarah Bennett is a contributor to the Hi-lo and the editor-at-large at the Long Beach Post. She is also a professor at Santa Ana College where she was once a student before transferring to USC to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Sarah has written about music, art, food and beer in local, national and international publications for over a decade. An L.A. native and longtime resident of Long Beach, she is the co-founder of Long Beach Zine Fest and managing editor at theLAnd magazine. She never sleeps.