A story for every victim

Wilson Laki Edwards, 20

Wilson Edwards, a 20-year-old Pacific Islander man, was fatally shot Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the 5600 block of Elm Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[For the record: An earlier version of this post, based on preliminary information from the coroner's office, listed the victim as an Asian man.]

Officers responded to a call of shots fired about 8:40 p.m., according to a Long Beach Police Department news release.

When police arrived, they found Edwards' body on the sidewalk. Paramedics were called and he was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. According to coroner's records, Edwards died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators believe that Edwards was walking down the street when he was shot.

Officials have not made an arrest in connection with the killing. The shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the shooter is asked to contact homicide Dets. Mark McGuire or Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or Web at www.tipsoft.com.

-- Los Angeles Times

Do you have information to share about the life of Wilson Laki Edwards ? The Homicide Report needs your help. Please fill out this form or e-mail us at homicidereport@latimes.com.

Share a memory or thought about Wilson Laki Edwards

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.

Five reader comments