Police look for witnesses in shooting death at North Long Beach apartment

A man was found shot to death in a North Long Beach apartment Sunday evening, but police are still trying to determine why he was killed and who could have done it.

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward. Specifically, investigators think there were multiple people who took off right after the shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. at Linden Avenue and 61st Street.

“Preliminary information revealed an unknown number of people left the area immediately after the shooting, some on foot and others in vehicles,” police said in a statement.

A candle at the door of an apartment where the shooting happened on Linden Avenue near 60th Street on Oct. 13, 2019. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

A candle at the door of an apartment where the shooting happened. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Detectives think some of those people could help point them toward a suspect.

Police identified the victim as 57-year-old Reginald Davis. He’d been shot in the upper body and died at the scene, they said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he lived in the apartment where he was found.

Neighbors were hesitant to talk about what they saw or heard, saying police activity and violence are a regular occurrence in that area.

“Best to mind your business,” one said.

So far, police said, they don’t have any suspect information. They urged anyone who can help to contact homicide detectives Michael Hubbard or Leticia Gamboa at 562-570-7244.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

57-year-old Reginald Davis was shot in an apartment at Linden Avenue and 61st Street. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

57-year-old Reginald Davis was shot in an apartment at Linden Avenue and 61st Street. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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