Long Beach

Woman Found Dead in SUV on Freeway Ramp in Long Beach

The woman was apparently shot before the SUV came to a stop on an exit ramp from the 710 Freeway.

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

A woman was found dead Tuesday inside a bullet-riddled SUV on a freeway exit ramp in Long Beach after a shooting.

Officers who responded to the call at about 2:30 a.m. They found the woman in a BMW SUV on the Anaheim Street exit ramp from the southbound 710 Freeway.

NBCLA is attempting to confirm whether the woman was stuck by gunfire. The car appeared to have bullet holes in one side and a window was blown out.

Later Tuesday, the LA County Coroner's office identified the woman as Mercedes Mingo, 35, of Los Angeles.

Family who showed up at the scene say she was a mother of four.

"I can’t verify it was car to car because I don’t have information on another suspect right now," CHP Capt. Joe Zizi said.

Long Beach Police Department and the CHP are investigating. No arrests were reported early Tuesday.


Get Los Angeles's latest local news on crime, entertainment, weather, schools, COVID, cost of living and more. Here's your go-to source for today's LA news.

LA Metro is offering free transportation for Election Day

Thousands of pro-Palestine protesters block downtown LA streets to call for ceasefire

It was unclear whether the woman died from the gunshot wound or the resulting crash.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the CHP Major Crimes Unit at 323-644-9557.

Contact Us