The Long Beach Police Department took to the streets of Wrigley Wednesday afternoon to seek additional information in the murder of an un-armed Los Angeles resident with no gang ties who was shot and killed in Long Beach on April 8.

Victim Herbert Shephard51-year-old Herbert Shephard and another man were shot around 9:07PM that Saturday night in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Ave. Shephard was transported to the hospital in critical condition and he died from his injuries three days later. The other victim, a Long Beach resident, sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives, Long Beach Search & Rescue, LBPD Senior Police Partners and the victim’s family canvassed a four-block radius around the crime scene yesterday with flyers looking for any witnesses to the shooting and asking for the public’s help in solving the crime, which investigators believe may have been a case of mistaken identity. LBPD hopes the effort will help generate new leads in the investigation.

So far, there are only vague descriptions of the two possible suspects involved. Suspect #1 is described as a male Black, 20 to 30 years-old, tall with a thin build, and a medium-size afro while suspect #2 is a male of unknown race, 20 to 30 years-old, tall, with a thin build and short hair.

Family members say Shephard was not from Long Beach, but was visiting a friend for the weekend while recuperating from a recent surgery.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit

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