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Man Found Shot Dead at Jack in the Box Parking Lot In Long Beach

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    Vigil for Young Man Gunned Down in Long Beach

    Desperate pleas from the family of a young man gunned down at the drive thru of a Jack in the Box in Long Beach. (Published Friday, Sept. 28, 2018)

    A 20-year-old former Long Beach City College football standout was found shot to death Wednesday morning near the drive-thru of a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant in Long Beach.

    Officers received a call about 12:15 a.m. of a shooting near 52nd Street and Atlantic Boulevard and located a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to Lt. James Richardson of the Long Beach Police Department.

    Guy Alford III, a former LBCC defensive back who played high school ball at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

    "You know who you are, you know what happened," Alford's father, Guy Alford Jr said, "I just want some answers."

    20-Year-Old Man Killed at Long Beach Drive-Thru

    [LA] 20-Year-Old Man Killed at Long Beach Drive-Thru

    A father makes a plea to find his son's killer. Vikki Vargas and Lori Bentley report for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2018.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018)

    According to a Long Beach police statement, "the victim was inside a blue Chevrolet Impala in a fast-food parking lot when the shooting occurred."

    Alford apparently got out of the car in the parking lot, then collapsed and died.

    "Unfortunately that's what's happening in this type of neighborgoods," said Alford's father.

    No suspect description was released.

    Alford's LBCC online player profile states that he was an Inglewood native.

    Alemany High School issued a tweet sending prayers to Alford's friends and family.

    Drive-Thru Murder at Jack in the Box in Long Beach

    [LA] Drive-Thru Murder at Jack in the Box in Long Beach
    A shooter kills a driver near the drive thru lane of a Jack in the Box in Long Beach.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018)

    The LBCC football program mourned his death on its Twitter feed in a posting that read: "A very sad day for our Viking family. Senseless violence. 'May the choirs of Angels come to greet you Guy!' Great team player but a better person! #StopThisNonSense Prayers go out to his family and friends from his LBCC family."

    The team's defensive backs coach, Darnell Lacy, wrote on his page, "Tired of the cowards! This dude didn't deserve this."

    Lacy told the Long Beach Post that Alford was hoping to transfer to a four-year school and continue playing football next spring.

    Former LBCC defensive backs coach James Wheeler wrote on Twitter that he coached Alford for two years and was "at a loss for words."

    "This was honestly a good, good kid and this one really hurts," he wrote. "Praying for the Alford family."

    Pastor Eddie Jones from the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association said "I don't know who you are but put your guns down. We need to stop killing one another, killing our children and killing our future."

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