Long Beach Mother Shot Dead On 3-Year-Old Son’s Birthday

Source: Willian Avila and Michelle Valles / NBC Southern California

A 23-year-old mother was shot and killed in Long Beach Thursday morning on her son’s third birthday, police said.

Jazzmine Wash, of Long Beach, had stepped outside of her apartment to grab her 3-year-old’s diaper bag when she was shot multiple times in the torso, police said. She died at the scene.

The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Walnut Avenue near 5th Street about 6:20 a.m., detectives said.

Neighbors said Wash had been planning a birthday party for her son when she was killed.

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