Two Shootings Within Less Than Two Hours: Fatal At Willow/Eucalyptus (Wrigley/6th Dist.); Non-Fatal Anaheim/Magnolia (1st Dist.)
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(August 11. 2019, 5:25 a.m.) -- LB's Wrigley district (6th Council district) had a fatal shooting in the 11 p.m. hour on Saturday (Aug. 10) and less than two hours later about 1.5 miles south, LB's 1st Council district had a non-fatal shooting (just north of the LB's Willmore City neighborhood.
As LBREPORT.com has previously noted, in July LB's 1st and 6th Council districts combined had a higher rate of fatal shootings per capita than Chicago...and the homicide rate in the 1st+6th LB Council districts combined has been roughly the same for at least seven months (Jan-July 2019). LBREPORT.com unofficial tally of LBPD confirmed shootings/homicides indicates the 1st and 6th districts have the two highest totals citywide to date (chart here.)
LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt. Byron Blair tells LBREPORT.com (initial information) that on Aug. 10 at about 11:40 p.m., officers were sent to the area of West Willow St./Eucalyptus Ave. (just east of Magnolia Ave.) for a shooting that just occurred; they found a man (adult) with gunshot wounds; LBFD determined the victim was deceased at the scene. A male adult suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival; the motive for the shooting isn't immediately known.
By LBREPORT.com's unofficial calculation, it's the 6th homicide in LB's 6th Council district (7th if one counts one on the 1st/6th dist. border) out of 18 LB homicides citywide to date (chart here)
Less than two hours after the fatal shooting, on Aug. 11 at about 1:20 a.m., officers were sent to the 500 block of West Anaheim St. to assist LBFD and found a man (adult) with a gunshot wound; LBFD transported him to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Gang detectives responded to assist; the motive for the shooting is currently unknown.
By LBREPORT.com's unofficial calculation, the two latest shootings are LB's 51st and 52nd shooting crime scenes (fatal + wounding + no-persons-hit) since May 7 (96 days).
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Jan 1, 2018 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; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial.
For context, we provide shootings in the same geographic area from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2017.
Map below shows shootings in between Jan. 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017.
Voters in LB's 1st and 6th Council district will choose their City Council representatives (who'll also have votes on citywide issues) until 2022 and 2024 respectively. On November 5, 2019, 1st Council district voters have a "winner-take-all" no-runoff special election to replace their former Councilmember, Lena Gonzalez (elected in June to the state Senate) from among eight candidates. On March 3, 2020, voters in LB's 6th Council district will decide whether to re-elect their Council incumbent (since 2007) Vice Mayor Dee Andrews, whose announced challengers to date include Suely Saro and Steve Meng.
The 52 shooting crime scenes (person-hit shootings plus "no-person-hit" shootings) since May 7 are:
May 7: Man shot/wounded at Market St./Pine Ave. (8th district, LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 10: no-person-hit shooting, 1000 block of Minerva Park (2nd dist., LBREPORT.com coverage here)
May 10: Man shot/wounded inside a business in the 4900 block of LB Blvd. (8th dist., LBREPORT.com coverage here)
May 11, no-person-hit shooting in the 800 block Daisy Ave. (rounds hit unoccupied vehicle and building, LBREPORT.com coverage here).
May 11, man shot/wounded in 900 block of Daisy Ave. (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 11: Triple-victim shooting on Andy St. (LBREPORT.com coverage here)
May 11: Person shot/wounded in the 200 block of E. Artesia Blvd. (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 12: 600 block E. Esther (Poly High Area), casings found, no person(s) hit; LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 12: Shots fired at bicycle rider, 4900 block LB Blvd. (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 14: Shots fired at two men in parked vehicle, 3000 block Santa Fe (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 18: Six People Shot (Woman Dies + 5 Adults Wounded), 1500 block W. PCH (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 20: LB Has TWELFTH Shooting Crime Scene Within Two Weeks: Someone Shoots At Woman Driving On MLK Ave. Near 11th St. (6th dist.) (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 22: LB Has THIRTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene Within 15 Days: Man Struck By Gunfire Walking In Hellman Neighborhood, 800 block Cerritos Ave. (1st dist.) (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
May 27: LB Has FOURTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene In 20 Days: Man Is Shot/Wounded Mon Nite Near Front Door Of Addams Elementary School (200 block E. Plymouth St., 8th Dist., (coverage here)
May 30: LB Has FIFTEENTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7, Central LB Shooting (2300 Elm b/w LB Blvd./Atlantic, 6th dist.) Is Fatal, Leaves Man Dead, Coverage here
May 30: LB has SIXTEENTH shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: NLB Shooting Misses Hitting Person Driving Area South St./Paramount Blvd. (border 8th/9th dists., coverage here)
May 31: LB has SEVENTEENTH shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Man Is Shot At Midday, 400 block E. 17th (Near Linden b/w Atlantic/LB Blvd., 1st Council Dist.)coverage here)
June 2: LB has EIGHTEENTH shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Multiple Vehicles Struck By Gunfire, 17th/Locust (1st Council Dist.) coverage here)
June 5: LB has NINETEENTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: TWO Men Shot, A Double Homicide In Broad Daylight, 5500 block Atlantic, 8th Dist.), coverage here)
June 9: LB has TWENTIETH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Man Is Shot/Wounded Late Sun Afternoon, 6100 Block Atlantic (9th dist., area of new "The Uptown" comm'l development), coverage here)
June 12: LB has TWENTY-FIRST Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: May Is Shot/Wounded, 1300 block E. 68th St. (9th dist., coverage here.)
June 13: TWENTY-SECOND Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Vehicle Struck By Gunfire, 1000 block Gardenia (just west of Cherry, border 2nd/4th districts near 6th, LBREPORT.cpm coverage here
June 19: TWENTY-THIRD Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Man Is Shot/Wounded, 2300 block MLK Ave. (6th dist.)
June 20: TWENTY-FOURTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Someone Shoots At Man Sitting In Car Just West Of Coolidge Park (south of Artesia Blvd., West of L.A. River), coverage
June 24: TWENTY-FIFTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: TWENTY-FIFTH Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Two Men Are Shot/Wounded, W. 31st St Along South Side Of Silverado Park, coverage here
June 24 and June 30: TWENTY-SIXTH and TWENTY-SEVENTH Shooting Crime Scenes Since May 7: Two Blocks Apart, Casings Found, No-Persons-Hit, Orange/Lemon Neighborhood South Of Hill St., coverage here
July 1: TWENTY-EIGHTH And TWENTY-NINTH -- Incl. A Homicide -- Shooting Crime Scenes Since May 7: Approx 4 p.m.: A Boy Is Shot/Wounded Atlantic Hill (6th Dist); Approx. 8:30 p.m., A Boy Is Shot/Wounded AND A Man Is Shot/Killed, 1200 Block MLK (6th Dist.), coverage here
July 2: 30TH LB Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Someone Shoots At Two People, Misses Hitting Them, Area 14th St. West Of Junipero (4th Dist.), coverage here
July 4: 31ST Shooting Crime Scene Since May 7: Some Person(s) Shoot At LBPD Officers, 1600 block E. PCH (Just East of LBCC Campus Near Chittick Field, 6th dist.); Officers Take Cover/None Hit, SWAT Activated, No Suspect(s) Yet Identified, coverage here
July 4: 32ND LB Shooting Crime Scene: Bullet Flies Thru Woman's Wrigley Area Window July 4th
July 9: 33rd and 34th Shooting Crime Scene: TWO 8th Dist. Shooting Crime Scenes Within Two Hours (No Persons Hit, Two People Stabbed In Figbt At First Location); LB's 33rd and 34th Shooting Crime Scenes (Fatal = Wounding + No Persons Hit) Since May 7
July 10: Shots Fired, Casings Found, No Persons Hit, 1400 block Gardenia (Cambodia Town/border 4th/6th districts); It's 35th LB Shooting Crime Scene (Fatal + Wounding + No Persons Hit) Since May 7 (65 Days)
July 11: Coroner Says Homicide Victim Was Hispanic Female In Her 40's (ID Pending Next of Kin); Woman Is Fatally Shot, 300 block Magnolia Ave.; LBPD Says Suspect Is A Man, Gets Search Warrant For Nearby Residence, Deploys SWAT, Residence Found Vacant
July 12: Man Is Shot/Wounded Overnight, Area 14th/Chestnut (Near 14th St. Park/Washington Middle School, 1st Dist.) It's Just Over A Mile Due North Of New Civic Center, 37th LB Shooting Crime Scene (Fatal + Wounding + No-Person-Hit) Since May 7
July 17-18: Woman's Vehicle Struck By Gunfire On Atlantic Ave. in (Prelim Info) NLB North of 91
July 20-21: TWO Homicides Overnight: Woman (Unintended Victim) Dies As Bullet Flies Into Her Residence (10th/Alamitos, border 1st/6th Dists.); Man Is Fatally Shot 1200 block Molino (4th Dist)
July 23: Another Central LB (6th Dist.) Shooting: 14th St./Gaviota, No Persons Hit In Overnight Gunfire
July 23: Bizarre NLB Incident: Woman Is With Man In Vehicle (Area Harding St./Gardenia Ave.) When He Discharges A Firearm Out Of Vehicle's Passenger Window For Reason Not Currently Known And Flees The Scene; Gunfire Hits A Nearby Home
July 26: Two First Dist. Shooting Crime Scenes: (1) Drive By/Man Hit 1200 Loma Vista (2) Bullet Flies Into Person's Home, 1700 block Pine Ave.
Aug. 3: Separate Parts Of NLB Have Had Three Shooting Crime Scenes In Four Days; One In Carmelitos Affordable Housing Project Is Fatal
Aug. 9: In Broad Daylight Man Is Shot/Wounded Sitting In His Car Parked Along Atlantic Ave @ 45th St. (8th Dist.) Across From Bixby Knolls Shopping Center/About Two Blocks South Of LBPD's North Division/Scherer Park Station
Aug. 10/11th: Two Shootings Within Less Than Two Hours: Fatal At Willow/Eucalyptus (Wrigley/6th Dist.); Non-Fatal Anaheim/Magnolia (1st Dist.)
For a continually updated chart showing LB shootings/homicides by Council district click here. To see details on LB's police and firefighter levels for taxpayers, click here.
As previously reported by LBREPORT.com, following recommendations by then-Mayor Bob Foster, the LB City Council (which included then-Councilman Robert Garcia) erased over a period of years starting in 2009 (entering FY10) 208 budgeted citywide deployable police officers (over 20% of LB's citywide deployable level) including the elimination of LBPD's field anti-gang unit.
Under Mayor Garcia, despite LB voter approval of a June 2016 sales tax increase ("Measure A") now bringing City Hall over $50 million more annually, LB's current City Council has restored only 22 of the budget-erased officers, leaving LB without 186 officers (including a field anti-gang unit) that it previously had but no longer has. (LBRPEORT.com special coverage, here.)
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