Mother And Four-Year-Old Daughter Shot Dead While Walking Home
A woman and her four-year-old daughter were fatally shot in Long Beach Saturday evening.
KTLA reports that police were called to the scene of a shooting on East Ninth Street and Locust Avenue around 9:30 p.m., found the woman and her daughter on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. The mother was pronounced dead at the scene. ABC-7 identified her as 26-year-old Karina Mancera.
According to CBS L.A., her four-year-old daughter was hit in the torso, and died from her injuries this morning at the Long Beach Medical Center.
Police said that the two were about a block and half away from their apartment, and were walking home at the time of the shooting. Mancera's husband was with the two at the time, but he was not shot himself.
While the shooting was initially reported as a drive-by, Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Nancy Pratt told KTLA that it was not, and that the investigation is "very much ongoing."
Neighbors said that a shooting like this is unheard of. "We don't expect that around here. We have a lot of security," said Moses Hernandez. "The mayor lives in that building. That news is really bad for everybody around here."
Police have yet to release any information about a suspect.