Teen Killed in Possible Long Beach Gang Shooting ID’d as Tyrone Douglas


LONG BEACH, CA – Authorities on Tuesday identified a young man who was killed in a possibly gang-related shooting in Long Beach that left another man wounded.

The shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Thursday near Butler Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, said Long Beach police Sgt. Brad Johnson.

Tyrone Douglas, 19, of Long Beach died at a hospital, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Officers found Douglas and another man with gunshot wounds. The survivor, an 18-year-old Long Beach resident whose name was withheld, was hospitalized with wounds that were not life-threatening, police said.

The victims were standing on the street with other men when an unidentified assailant walked up to the group and opened fire, according to police, who said the attack was “being investigated as possibly gang-related.”

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call homicide detectives at (562) 570-7244, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.



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