A 59-year-old Long Beach woman was fatally wounded when a stray round fired in the roadway near her home entered the residence and struck her in the upper body, police said Sunday.
The victim was identified as Genoveva Rivera Robles, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
According to police, at least one bullet had been fired prior to the one that hit Robles, prompting officers to respond to the 1100 block of East 10th Street at 10:55 p.m. Saturday.
Officers located Robles upon their arrival suffering from a gunshot to her upper torso. Paramedics rushed her to an area hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
“At this time, detectives do not believe the victim or her residence were the intended target of the shooting,” police said.
A description of the suspect or suspects and motive for the shooting was unknown.
“This was a reckless display of criminal behavior,” Police Chief Robert G. Luna said. “We want to assure the victim’s family and our entire Long Beach community that our department is actively working to further this investigation and will utilize all necessary resources to bring those responsible to justice.”
A few hours after the shooting, another victim was shot to death on Molino Avenue near 10th Street, prompting Mayor Robert Garcia to tweet, “I just got briefed by our @lbpd Chief of Police on two shooting incidents from last night. The department will be releasing more information throughout the day but please note that patrols have increased and our police team is fully engaged on bringing those involved to justice.”
Long Beach police homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding either shooting to call them at 562-570-7244.