Teen Murder Investigated

By: 
LBPD Media Relations
On Saturday, Jan. 28, at  8:56 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to shots heard in the area of the 900 block of Maine Avenue. 

When officers arrived, they located a male teen with multiple gunshot wounds, in the alley. Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he as pronounced deceased. 

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Jose De Jesus Flores, a resident of Long Beach. 

No one is in custody and no suspect information is available. A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing. The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the LBPD Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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