LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — “This was a reckless display of criminal behavior,” says the Chief of Police for Long Beach following the death of a woman killed by a stray bullet.
Chief of Police Robert G. Luna said his department was actively working to further the investigation into Genoveva Rivera Robles’ death.
Robles, 59, of Long Beach was fatally shot just before 11 p.m. Saturday.
It was then that officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of East 10th Street to a report of shots being fired.
Through their preliminary investigation, Homicide Detectives believe the suspect or suspects were discharging a firearm in the roadway near the victim’s residence when more than one of the shots fired entered the home.
Police said in a news release that detectives do not believe Robles, or her residence were the intended target of the shooting.
Robles was taken to the hospital where she died.
“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,” said Chief of Police Robert G. Luna.
CBS2/KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen spoke to Robles’ grieving family.
They told him Robles was a mother and recent grandmother.
“She was very loved, and still is loved,” said Jenny Acosta, her niece. “I don’t think we could ever forget her, but it’s hard and it’s unfortunate that in our community we’re still facing things like this.”
She was apparently shot while sleeping in her bed, the family said.
Witnesses told authorities they saw two cars in the area moments before the shooting apparently exchanging gunfire.
Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to call the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Adrian Garcia and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244.