Nancy Romero, a 46-year-old Latina, was fatally shot on Thursday, July 11, in the 300 block of Magnolia Boulevard in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Long Beach Police investigators were called to the scene shortly before 8 am. regarding a woman lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds near the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, according to a department news release.
The woman, later identified as Romero, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:29 a.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as gunshot wounds to the back.
The Long Beach Post quoted residents as saying that Romero often took walks in the neighborhood. A small memorial at the shooting site included a note on a bouquet of flowers that called Romero "one of the kindest persons in the whole world, rest in peace." The ...