A female 21 identified as Alica Faith Tood of Signal Hill was found shot to death around 1:13 a.m Wednesday in an alley on 1100 block of E. 21st Street. When officers arrived, they found the victim in the east/west alley between Orange Avenue and Lemon Avenue, north of 21st Street, who had been struck by gunfire in the upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation determined the calling party had heard gunshots around midnight, but did not call police until they found the female in the alley.
No suspect information is available at this time, and a motive for the shooting is unknown.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Oscar Valenzuela 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.