After the couple was shot on Long Beach, the daughter hugs her dying mother on the sidewalk


21-year-old Tania Turcios was studying alone in a long beach apartment she shared with her mother and siblings when she said a big pop broke her concentration.

Fireworks, she thought — her neighbor was having a party on Saturday night. She tried to adjust the turmoil.

Immediately she said, two neighbors were screaming at her door. Her mother and her mother’s partner were shot.

After a while, the young woman was on the sidewalk, hugging her once-shot mother, comforting her, begging her to cling, and saying she loved her again and again. Her mother’s partner lay not far from a puddle of blood.

Juan Guizar-Gutierrez, 39, was sentenced to death at the scene of an ammunition injury by a first responder at the fire department. Long Beach Police Station.. Maricella Honorato, 44, later died at a hospital in Long Beach.

On Monday, the couple’s extended family and friends were mourning the loss in an attempt to understand the violence — and police were asking someone for information about the shooting. No arrests have been made.

“I told my mother I love her,” Turcios said on Monday morning. I took her away. “

“It caused trauma,” Turcios said. “I saw Juan full of blood. He seemed dead, so I ran up to my mother and hugged her.”

Long Beach Police 900 blocks of park circle Just before 8 pm, the officer who arrived found Gizar Gutierrez on the sidewalk and Honorato on the street.

The murder agent was looking for motivation and had no up-to-date information about the shooting on Monday. A police spokesperson could not say the number of shots fired.

Turcios, who is studying at the PCI College in Seritos and wants to be an ultrasound technician, said he heard three different shots.

She said her mother and Gizar Gutierrez were on their way home from a fishing trip at their favorite location along North Marina Drive in Long Beach.

Turcios heard speculation from neighbors about the potential road rage incident, but said he did not know what led to the shooting. The family told KTLA The couple was on their way to the party when the shoot was taken in the parking lot.

Maria Honorato, sister of Maricella Honorato, told KTLA, “They parked in the middle of the street because they didn’t have a parking lot and there was another driver on the other side.” And it escalated very quickly. . “

Honorato and her three daughters have been living in a Long Beach apartment with Guizar-Gutierrez since 2014. Turcios said Guziar-Gutierrez has taken on factory work in the last few years. Honorato also worked in a factory before moving on to food preparation recently.

Turcios said the mother’s goal was to eventually move out of the area. She described Guizar-Gutierrez as a very “charismatic” “really good person.”

“I really didn’t have a boring moment with Juan,” she said.

Sadness was almost overwhelming for Turcios. She said she thanked her mother for all her work and felt she had no chance to make a sacrifice for her children.

“She did everything for her children,” Turcios said. “She was a single mother and was alone until she met Juan. I feel like she wasn’t thankful enough.”

Long Beach police say anyone with a tip can contact the murder detective at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous hints can also be created at (800) 222-8477.

This story was originally Los Angeles Times..