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Hermosa Beach Police Department

Press Release

April 9, 2012 




Suspect:      Unknown Male, Black, Adult (No further description)


Suspect Vehicle:   Black Mini Cooper with large wheels


Victim:        Adult male-name withheld


Synopsis:    Several males are engaged in a physical fight outside the Zen Lounge (705 Pier Ave). One of the male subjects brandishes a 9mm firearm and shot approximately 6 times towards the involved subjects. The victim is struck by a bullet fragment causing injury to his head.


Details:     On 4-8-12 at approximately 2 am, HBPD Officers responded to 705 Pier Avenue regarding a "shots fired" call. Upon arrival, Officer discovered that several male, black, adults had been involved in a physical fight. A witness reported hearing one of the subjects yell "Long Beach Insane" (Crip gang) prior to several shots being fired from one of the subjects.


A victim was not located at the time of the shooting, however a male was struck by a bullet fragment and later sought treatment at a hospital in Long Beach. The victim did not know the identity of the shooter or gang members involved.


Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Mike Frilot (310)318-0332 or mfrilot@hermosapolice.org       






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