UPDATE: Police Release Photos of Suspects in Fatal Signal Hill Strip Club Shooting • Long Beach Post


Authorities on Monday released images of individuals linked to the fatal shooting of a Long Beach man in July.

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UPDATE | Authorities have released photos of two men suspected in the fatal shooting of a Long Beach man at a Signal Hill strip club in July.

The victim, identified as 28-year-old Fernando Mendez Jr., was standing in the parking lot of the Fantasy Castle, located at 2800 Walnut Avenue, on July 18 when he was approached by a male figure and shot several times, according to a release from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) whose homicide detectives are assisting Signal Hill police.

The shooting left Mendez dead at the scene and resulted in the injury of two women.

Anyone who may recognize these individuals are encouraged to contact LASD’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips may be provided by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

PREVIOUSLY: Victim in Fatal Shooting at Signal Hill Gentlemen’s Club Identified as Long Beach Man

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7/19/17 at 12:34PM | A Long Beach man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Signal Hill strip club Tuesday morning by an unknown assailant, authorities said.

Fernando Mendez Jr., 28, died at the scene, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The shooting, which also left two women injured, happened at 1:50AM outside the Fantasy Castle, located at 2800 Walnut Avenue.

“Detectives have learned that the male victim was standing in the parking lot of the gentlemen’s club when he was approached by a male figure and shot several times,” according to a sheriff’s statement. The killer remains at large.

The victims were celebrating a friend’s birthday, said a nightclub employee.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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