LONG BEACH -- Homicide detectives are seeking the public's help on a fatal shooting Thursday night of one man and the injury of two other men - an incident possibly linked to a shooting the night before. The incident on the 200 block of East Hill Street resulted in the death of 19-year-old Sidney Wallace Jr. of Los Angeles, said police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt.
When officers arrived, they discovered that Wallace had been struck in the upper body and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The two other victims, ages 37 and 49 and both from Long Beach, had received injuries that appeared to be non life-threatening and the two were transported to a local hospital for treatment, Pratt said.
The preliminary investigation determined that the victims were standing in a parking lot adjacent to an apartment complex when they approached and fired upon, the spokeswoman said.
No description of the suspect or suspects are available at this time, Pratt said, adding that the shooting is being investigated as possibly gang-related. Anyone with informationis urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire and Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.