Man & Woman Shot/Wounded, 5400 block Paramount Blvd.
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(November 13, 2016, 11:55 a.m.) -- A man and a woman (both adults) were shot/wounded on Saturday night (Nov. 12) in the area of Paramount Blvd. north of Candlewood/Market St. (8th Council district).
LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. James Richardson tells LBREPORT.com that at about 6:36 p.m., LBPD received a call reporting a shooting in the area and arriving officers found and man and a woman had been shot. LBFD transported the victims to a hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
Based on information gathered during the initial investigation, LBPD contained (surrounded) an apartment and activated SWAT in the belief that a suspect might be inside, but ultimately no suspect was arrested and the apartment was cleared.
LBPD is investigating what took place as possibly gang related...and its investigation is ongoing.
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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 Central LB.
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.
Most of the shootings we reported below were either confirmed as or investgated as possibly gang related by LBPD.
Nov. 5: Man (adult) is fatally shot, Anaheim St./Spaulding St. (west of Junipero Ave., 4th Council district.)
Nov. 5: Gunfire but no victim found, Anaheim St./Lime Ave., coverage here.
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. 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.