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Gunfire At Midafternoon Saturday: Anaheim/Linden (1st dist.); Police Find Evidence Of Shooting But No Person(s) Hit


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(November 5, 2016, 6:05 p.m.) -- There was gunfire along busy Anaheim St. just west of Atlatic Ave. (1st Council district) on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 5.) LBPD found evidence of a shooting (shell casings) but found no persons hit.

LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Brad Johnson sats that about about 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a shots call in the area, found bullet casings but no victims visible.

Today's (Nov. 5) gunfire follows a fatal shooting just east of Atlantic Ave. and about four blocks south (9th/Lime) on November 1...and that crime scene is roughly half a mile east of where a mother and her daughter were shot to death in August at 9th St./Locust Ave..

With today's Nov. 5 midday gunfire, LB's 1st Council district (represented by Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez since mid-July 2014) has had seven shootings (one of which was on the border of the 6th district) since August 5 in which four shooting victims died, in addition to two fatal stabbings.

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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.

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In late August 2016, 1st Council district Councilwoman Gonzalez tried to cover our camera lens when we asked if she favored budgeting more police officers for taxpayers than Mayor Robert Garcia had proposed. As previously reported by LBREPORT.com, Councilwoman Gonzalez has just wrapped up a trip to China (along with Vice Mayor/9th dist. Councilman Rex Richardson, a visit organized by the So. Cal. Ass'n of Governments (which operates using dues paid by various regional government entities, including the City of Long Beach.)

In September 2016, LB Councilmembers adopted a FY17 budget recommended by Mayor Garcia that -- despite June 2016 LB voter approval of a sales tax increase to 10% -- failed to restore LBPD's former field anti-gang unit (20 officers + 2 sergeants.) The Council's Sept. 2016 budget vote restored 10 officers (Garcia recommended 8; the Council added 2 more for homeless issues) out of roughly 200 officers that Long Beach residents no longer receive as a result of Council budget actions since FY10.

The Council's September 2016 budget vote leaves LB taxpayers with a budgeted police level for citywide deployment roughly equivalent per capita to what Los Angeles would have if L.A. Mayor Garcetti and the L.A. City Council cut roughly 30% of LAPD's officers.

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Most of the shootings we reported below were either confirmed as or investgated as possibly gang related by LBPD.

  • Nov. 1: Man is fatally shot, area 9th/Lime (1st dist.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 29: Man (adult) is shot (disupte at gas station), Anaheim St./MLK Ave. (6th district)
  • Oct 29: Unoccupied vehicle hit by gunfire, LB Blvd./69th Way (9th dist.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 28: Teenager shot, Silverado Park (7th dist.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 25: Man is shot, 1400 block E. Anaheim St. (6th dist.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 24: Gunfire SW of Traffic Circle Hits Two Cars, No Persons Hit (4th dist.), coverage here.
  • Oct: 23: Woman Shot At Midafternoon, 10th/Elm Near St. Mary Med Ctr (border 1st/6th dists.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 3: Man is fatally stabbed at 2 a.m., area of PCH/Pacific Ave. (border of 1st and 6th Council dists.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 1: Woman Is Shot, Area 15th/Cedar Ave. (1st dist.), coverage here.
  • Sept. 29: Man is shot/wounded in 1000 block of E. 10th St. (6th Council district), coverage here.
  • Sept. 29: Two women (adults) are shot/wounded in 600 block of Cerritos Ave. (2nd Council district), coverage here.
  • Sept. 29: Man is shot/wounded in the 700 block of E. 8th St. (1st Council district), coverage here.
  • Sept. 28: Man is shot/wounded in the area of Anaheim St./Olive Ave. (6th dist.), coverage .here
  • Sept. 25: Man Is Shot On Cherry Ave., Just North of PCH (4th dist.), coverage here.
  • Sept. 20: Fight Among Men (Adults) Living In WLB Abandoned Carport Leads To One Battered, Another Stabbed (border 1st/7th dists.), coverage here
  • Sept. 20: Man stabbed, 5400 block Atlantic Ave. (8th dist.), coverage here.
  • Sept. 15: Man is Shot, 3400 block of E. 67th St. (9th dist.), coverage here.
  • Sept. 14: Man fatally shot, woman wounded, 5400 block Atlantic Ave. (8th dist.), coverage here
  • Sept 14: Shots fired, vehicle damaged, area 11th/Gaviota.(6th dist.)
  • September 12: Woman found deceased in residence, 6700 block Gardenia (9th dist.), coverage here
  • Sept. 11: Man Shot To Death, Locust Ave./12th St., (1st dist.) coverage here
  • Sept 5: Man Found Fatally Shot On Road Within Long Beach Port (2nd dist.), coverage here.
  • Sept. 1 and 2: Two Shootings In Two Days Hit Vehicles, Miss Persons: One in NLB, Another in Central LB, coverage here.
  • Tue. Aug. 30: Man (adult) is shot -- and killed -- in the area of Hile Ave. north of 16th St. The area is just west of Temple Ave., about three blocks north and a bit west of LB's iconic "Joe Jost's." (4th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
  • Mon. Aug. 29, 15th St./Walnut Ave., 1:10 a.m., man shows up at hospital with a gunshot wound, says a man tried to rob him and then shot him; officers unable to find evidence of a shooting at that location (6th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
  • Mon. Aug. 29, 1:45 a.m., man shot, area 15th St./Gundry Ave., possible drive-by shooting (6th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
  • Sunday Aug. 28, 12:30 a.m., Anaheim St./Newport Ave.; shots fired at victims in a vehicle; vehicle is hit, occupants not hit (4th dist.)
  • Mon. 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
  • Long Beach currently budgets roughly 200 fewer officers deployable citywide for its taxpayers than the City provided in FY10 as a result of Council-voted LBPD budget reductions that left the city with roughly 20% fewer officers than it had in 2009. Long Beach currently provides a budgeted sworn officer level for citywide deployment roughly equivalent per capita to what Los Angeles would have if it cut about 30% of LAPD's officers.

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