Mom fatally shot while getting diaper bag, Long Beach police say

A Long Beach woman was shot and killed Thursday morning after she left a relative's apartment to grab her toddler's diaper bag, police said.

Jazzmine Wash, 23, dropped off her 3-year-old at the home in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue and walked out to get the bag when gunfire broke out about 6:20 a.m., Long Beach police said. Responding officers and paramedics found Wash in the apartment's courtyard with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

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Police said they had no indication of a motive or suspect description, and asked anyone with information to contact detectives at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous information can be submitted via CrimeStoppers at (800) 222-8477, online, or by texting "TIPLA" to 274637.

Friends and family gathered at the apartment Thursday afternoon told the Long Beach Press-Telegram they were shocked by Wash's death.

"She was so nice. She didn't deserve this," said the manager of the complex, who did not provide the newspaper his name. "She was always so respectful. She was a mother. She has a little boy."

"She was a good girl," another woman said as she walked into the apartment. "Senseless."


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