Three Shootings Within Five Hours Within A Quarter Square Mile: 1000 block E. 10th; 600 block Cerritos; 700 block 8th St.; LBPD Says Its Gang Unit Is Investigating, Shootings Appear Unrelated 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.
(Sept. 30, 2016) -- Long Beach had three shootings within five hours within a roughly quarter square mile area (roughly a half mile by a half mile) east/northeast of downtown on Thursday night Sept. 29. LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt. Mark Coble tells

  • At 5:50 p.m., a man (adult) was shot/wounded in the 1000 block of E. 10th St. (6th Council district); the suspects are outstanding;

  • At 9:15 p.m., two women (adults) were shot/wounded in the 600 block of Cerritos Ave. (2nd Council district).

  • At 10:38 p.m., a man was shot/wounded in the 700 block of E. 8th St. (1st Council district); the suspects are outstanding

Lt. Coble says the victims' wounds are believed to be non-life-threatening; the shootings are NOT believed to be related but are all being investigated by LBPD's gang unit.

The three Sept. 29 shootings come one day after a man was shot/wounded in the area of Anaheim St./Olive Ave. in the early evening on Sept. 28.

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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.



LBPD's gang unit continues to function, handling investigations, but LBPD's FIELD anti-gang unit (20 officers + 2 sergeants) no longer exists. The Council funded half of it for a year in FY13, then let it disappear entirely in budget votes in FY14, FY15 and FY16, was failed to restore it for by the Council's Sept. 13, 2016 FY17 budget approval, despite voter approval on June 7, 2016 of a sales tax increase to 10%.]

As recently reported by

  • 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.) 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.) coverage here
  • Mon. Aug. 29, 1:45 a.m., man shot, area 15th St./Gundry Ave., possible drive-by shooting (6th dist.) 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

Our text above was amended on Oct. 1 to indicate that the shooting in the 600 block of Cerritos Ave. had two (not one) female victims.







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