' While City Council Meets Downtown And Hears "Innovation Team" Tout Public Safety Improvements, Four Men Are Shot In Central LB (Area Anaheim St./Walnut Ave.) Leaving Two Dead, Two Wounded '
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While City Council Meets Downtown And Hears "Innovation Team" Tout Public Safety Improvements, Four Men Are Shot In Central LB (Area Anaheim St./Walnut Ave.) Leaving Two Dead, Two Wounded


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(October 11, 2017, 8:20 p.m.) -- While the City Council met downtown and heard a report from City Hall's "Innovation Team" on actions it said are focused on improving public safety (described below), two men were shot in the Central LB area of Anaheim St./Walnut Ave. leaving two victims dead, two others wounded. In a release, LBPD states:

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at approx. 9:25 p.m., officers responded to the area of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue regarding a "shots fired" call, possibly coming from a nearby liquor store, which resulted in the death of two male adults, and the injuring of two others.

When officers arrived, they located four male adults inside the store, all who had been struck by gunfire. One subject was determined deceased at the scene. Two others were transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics. A second subject was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined the two deceased individuals were involved in a physical altercation inside the store with an unknown subject(s), which escalated into the shooting. The suspect(s), then fled the location.

What prompted the altercation and whether the incident is gang-related remains under investigation. No suspect information is available at this time, and no weapons were located at the scene. Detectives are searching for any video of the incident.

The victim determined deceased at the scene is only being identified as a 21-year-old resident of Long Beach. The victim pronounced deceased at the hospital is only being identified as a 22-year-old resident of Long Beach. Their identities and official causes of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coronerís Office. The third victim was hospitalized and has since been released. The fourth victim sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. No additional details about the third or fourth victims are being released.

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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.

At about the same time as the Anaheim/Walnut quadruple shooting, the City Council was meeting downtown and hearing an agendized report from City Hall's "Innovation Team" on (agenda item title) "the Innovation Team (i-team) Public Safety research and accomplishments." City management's agendizing memo notes that the City accepted the grant, but doesn't mention that the City had to pay roughly $1 million to receive the grant, a sum required by Bloomberg Philanthropies to access the roughly $3 million grant sum.

City management's memo said the grant was "designed to advance the capacity of City Halls to effectively design and implement new approaches that improve the lives of residents" by providing "dedicated in-house Innovation Team (i-team) members to identify and design solutions to pressing issues." City staff's agendizing memo said the LB "i-team" first focused on "Economic Development" (with "solutions" including "BizPort, Inspector Gadget, Hubs and Spaces, Business Navigators and the Economic Development Blueprint) but as of Jan. 2017 has now shifted its efforts to public safety.

[City staff agendizing memo] With a focus on supporting the Long Beach Police Department, the i-team researched the deployment of resources with a lens toward data-driven solutions around high frequency offenders. High frequency offenders are individuals cited or booked 11 or more times over a five-year period. The primary objective of this research effort is to better understand the experience of high frequency offenders with the Public Safety Continuum. The entire Long Beach community benefits from the City's Public Safety Continuum, which includes Police, Fire, Health, Development Services, City Prosecutor's Office, and other key departments, all contributing to make Long Beach a better, and safer city.

The i-team research will inform the development of solutions to reduce crime and better connect high frequency offenders to all the services available in the Public Safety Continuum. The development of the approach is people-focused, involving 26 in-depth interviews with high frequency offenders, discussions with 21 subject matter experts, 12 observational visits of service providers and City services, 12 data landscaping analyses, and over 65 participants in co-creating solutions. The i-team will continue to host co-creation solution sessions with City departments, community partners, neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, other government agencies, and high frequency offenders in the months ahead. These solutions will then inform potential pilots the City and partners can implement to triage around this population.

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Other recent shootings:

  • Oct 7: Midnight hour double shooting leaves one man dead, another wounded, 1200 block E. 56th St. (8th Council district) (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
  • Sept. 16: Man robbed at gunpoint, 3600 block E. Anaheim St., by two suspects, one fires at him but misses (4th Council district, LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
  • Aug. 23: Boy (male juvenile) shot at midafternoon, 200 block of W. 14th St. (alongside 14th St. Park, 1st Council district), coverage here.
  • Aug. 17: Man is shot and killed, area 900 block Dayman St., drives to 1900 block Myrtle, crashes car, is found deceased (6th district, here.)
  • Aug. 15: Person (gender, age uncertain) is shot/wounded, 2600 block of E. 56th St. (8th district, coverage here.)
  • Aug 12: Man shot to death, 7th/Orange Ave. (border 1st/2nd Council districts, coverage here)
  • Aug. 7: 2300 block E. 14th St., man is shot (coverage here.)
  • Aug. 1: 1300 block Taper St. (SW of Wardlow Rd/710 freeway), man and woman shot/wounded (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 1700 block Daisy Ave. (1st dist.), vehicles hit by gunfire (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 400 block Maine (1st dist.) man is shot/killed in 2 a.m. hour. (coverage here)
  • July 16, Harbor Ave./PCH (1st dist.), person(s) fires shots in area of family/friends outdoor gathering, no person(s) hit (coverage here)
  • July 16, 15th/Rose (6th dist.), male juvenile shot
  • July 15, MLK/PCH (6th dist.), group of four male and female Blacks and Samoan juveniles approached by two Hispanic men or older juveniles who exit vehicle; one produces a handgun and fires at the group; one victim hit

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