Police say a Signal Hill man was shot to death Wednesday evening near Long Beach Poly High School, sparking a search at a nearby apartment building where the suspects were believed to have fled.
Nashon Wall, 31, was sitting in his car sometime between 6 and 6:30 p.m. in the area of East Esther Street and Atlantic Avenue when multiple men approached him, police said.
Long Beach police spokesperson Allison Gallagher said “at least one of the men produced a handgun and fired” at Wall as he sat in his car.
Was on the 700 block of East Esther Street near Long Beach Polytechnic High School earlier tonight where police were investigating a shooting at the time. Police have now confirmed that this has turned into a murder investigation. pic.twitter.com/jox9teZ6pd— Fernando Haro (@FernandoAHaro) February 3, 2022
Officers responded around 6:34 p.m. to the 700 block of East Esther Street where they found Wall unresponsive and lying in the roadway next to his vehicle, according to the LBPD. Police said they attempted life-saving measures until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived and took Wall to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Authorities are working to determine a motive and if the people involved knew each other.
Police said the suspects fled into a nearby apartment complex after the shooting. A SWAT team responded and served a search warrant at the building where they found firearms evidence but no suspects, police said.
The evidence will be analyzed to determine whether it was connected to this shooting, the LBPD said.
Anyone with information on the killing was urged to contact Detectives Donald Collier or Leticia Gamboa at 562-570-7244.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from police.