Brian Balderama, 15
Died June 27, 2010 at 9:26 a.m.
Brian Balderama, a 15-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, June 27, in the 1400 block of Gaviota Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police responded to a report of a shooting about 6:25 a.m. and found Brian suffering from several gunshot wounds to the torso, according to a Long Beach Police news release.
Paramedics were called and Brian was taken to a local hospital, where he died three hours later, according to coroner's records.
Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Brian was at a friend's house when he was shot.
The motive for the shooting remains unknown; however, the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.
Anyone with information about the death of Brain Balderama is asked to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide detectives Patrick O'Dowd and Terri Hubert at (562) 570-7244.
— Sarah Ardalani
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Updated: June 30, 2010 at 5:18 p.m.