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Robert Lee Hollie, 33

Robert Lee Hollie (2014-12-14)

Robert Lee Hollie, a 33-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 14, in the 1100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 12:45 p.m., Hollie was approached by two black men in a dark-colored vehicle. One of the people in the vehicle opened fire, striking Hollie in the upper torso, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.

The vehicle fled west on East Pacific Coast Highway, police said.

Hollie was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:31 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Hollie was married and had two young children. He enjoyed football and at one time served as a deacon in training at his local church.

Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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