Vigil Held for Long Beach Man Killed in Hit-and-Run While Skateboarding

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A vigil was held Monday night for a 20-year-old Long Beach resident who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his skateboard over the weekend.

About 200 people attended the vigil for Daniel Gomez, including his devastated older sister who pleaded for the person that hit her brother to come forward.

“Please whoever you are, please just report yourself,” Sami Gomez said through tears. “My brother needs justice, please.”

Long Beach police said Gomez was fatally struck early Saturday morning while he was crossing Spring Street near Studebaker Road. Gomez was found lying in the street nearly 100 feet away from where the collision had occurred.

The hit-and-run driver was still at large as of Monday night.

Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Sept. 15, 2014.

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