Two Shootings Overnight/Early a.m. Mon (Aug. 29); One in Central LB North of MacArthur Park, Another Roughly Two Blocks Away Says Second Victim is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(August 29, 2016, updated Aug. 30) -- Two people were shot in the overnight/early morning hours Monday (Aug.29), roughly a half hour apart: one in the area of 15th St./Gundry Ave. north of MacArthur Park (6th Council district) and perhaps roughly two blocks east of another shooting at a location indicated by the victim but unconfirmed by officers who searched in the darkness for evidence.

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LBPD Watch Commander Lt. John Kenaley tells that at roughly 1:30 a.m., a man (adult) was struck by gunfire in the area of 15th St./Gundry Ave.; it may have been a "drive-by" (based on a vehicle driving-by in the area) but that's unconfirmed; the victim's wounds are considered non-life-threatening.

Roughly a half hour earlier at about 1:15 a.m., a man (adult) showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound (apparently dropped-off by friends); he said he was shot in the area around 15th St./Walnut [location subsequently updated by LBPD PIO Arrona] just two blocks west of the 15th St./Gundry shooting about a half hour later. Officers searched the 15th St./Walnut area but in the overnight hours were unable to find evidence of a shooting at that location. Lt. Kenaley said LBPD considers the 15th/Walnut shooting unrelated to the 15th St./Gundry shooting.

2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.



As recently reported by

  • Aug. 22: Man (adult) shot, area 11th St./MLK Ave. (6th dist.), coverage here.
  • Aug. 11: Man (adult) shot, 200 block of 69th Way (9th district), coverage here
  • Aug. 11: Juvenile shot, 11th St/MLK Ave. (6th dist.), coverage here
  • Aug. 6: Mother and daughter (age 4) are shot to death, 9th St./Locust Ave. (1st distict), coverage here
  • Aug 6: Group fight, two stabbed, one of whom dies, 2600 block E. Anaheim St. (6th dist.), coverage here
  • Aug. 5: Body of 19 yr old found at Willow St./San Gabriel River, a homicide (5th dist.), coverage here





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