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Man shot in head in upscale neighborhood

December 4, 2008 8:20:04 AM PST
A man was shot in the head and killed outside a popular sports bar in Belmont Shore early Thursday morning.Police responded to the shooting at Yankee Doodles sports bar and restaurant on the 4100 block of East Ocean Avenue at about 2 a.m., said Sgt. Dina Zapalski from the Long Beach Police Department.

A male adult, believed to be a patron at the bar, had been shot and killed outside the bar, Zapalski said. The victim was identified as Michael Martoni, a 36-year-old resident of Long Beach. He was reportedly a regular customer at the bar.

No one has been arrested, and no further information is available at this time.

Belmont Shore is an upscale beach community with shops and restaurants in Long Beach and regarded as one of the safest areas in Long Beach.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Long Beach Police Department at (570)570-7244.


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