|(April 3, 2021, 6:45 a.m.) -- LB's 1st Council district (Councilwoman Zednejas) began April with a double-shooting that included a homicide.
The shooting occurred in WLB's Summit/Canal neighborhood, just blocks east of Cabrillo High. The area has been plagued in recent years by several shootings, many with gang involvement. One of the more notorious was the Oct. 2018 death of Jose Corrales, 69, killed in a drive-by shooting while he watered his lawn (not the alleged shooter's target.)
In the April 2, 2021 shooting, LBPD states in a release:
On April 2, 2021 at approximately 1:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shots call in the 1900 block of Canal Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
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Failing to restore funding for the field anti-gang unit takes place in the context of the Mayor/Council's defunding of additional police officers (Sept. 2020 Council budget vote, 9-0) that LB taxpayers previously had. The net result (including the 2009-2015 defunding of roughly 200 officers) has left LB with a thin per capita police level of roughly 1.5 officers per thousand residents.) By comparison, L.A and Santa Monica budget roughly 2.43 and 2.49 officers per thousand residents respectively (not including LA Airport/Port police.) Signal Hill, surrounded by Long Beach, budgets roughly 3.15 sworn officers per thousand residents for its taxpayers.
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