Man Is Shot/Wounded, Area 9th/Alamitos (CD 1/Zendejas border w/ CD 6/Saro)
|(Aug. 19, 2021, 4:45 a.m.) -- LBPD says a man was shot/wounded in the 900 block of Alamitos Ave. (CD 1/Zendejas), less than a block from its 10th St. border with (CD 6/Saro.) The two Central LB Council districts have had the highest number of shootings (wounding + homicides + casings found) in the City since Jan. 1, 2021.
LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt Brandon Deis says that at about 11:03 p.m. on Aug. 18 officers responded to area and found man (adult) shot/wounded. LBFD transported him with non-life-threatening wounds to a hospital. There's no confirmed description of the suspect(s) or the circumstances for the shooting.
In March 2021, a man was shot to death less than a mile north in 1700 block of Alamitos Ave., the same month in which LBREPORT.com published an op-ed/open letter by a resident who said she was leaving the area in disgust over the City's failure to address shootings ( linked here.)
"Over this past weekend there were multiple shots fired outside my daughter's bedroom," she wrote. "This is not an unusual occurrence, unfortunately. I am scared, worried, and disgusted about these actions. A stray bullet could have easily penetrated my house and hit any one of my family members. I am utterly disgusted with Long Beach city in allowing my neighborhood, and many other surrounding neighborhoods, to function this way. I put sole blame on the city. This neighborhood has functioned this way for decades and it's because the city all
And in July 2019, a woman (Genovera Rivera Robles, 59) was fatally shot in her own home on 10th St. near Alamitos Ave. when police say a suspect(s) discharged a firearm in the roadway near her house and one or more of the rounds entered her home, struck and killed her own it," she wrote.
At that time, CD 6 was represented by then-Vice Mayor Dee Andrews and adjoining CD 1 was unrepresented after its former incumbent, Lena Gonzalez, advanced to the state Senate. Gonzalez was replaced by Zendejas, aided by three $10,000 contributions -- exceeding LB's voter-enacted contribution limits to candidate run campaign committees -- by Gonzalez, Mayor Garcia and the LB police officers union who collectively funneled the sums to a non-candidate run committee supporting Zendejas set up by the LB firefighters union, [LBREPORT.com editorially labeled the Gonzalez-Garcia-LBPOA-LBFFA contribution maneuver our 2019 "Outrage of the Year."] .
An Aug. 14 shooting in the nearby Cambodian Town neighborhood (CD 6.Saro) north of Anaheim St. between Walnut and Cherry Ave.left a man shot/wounded and 2 parked vehicles were struck by gunfire.
On Aug. 15, less than six hours after a shooting in the 1400 block of Gaviota Ave. (CD6/Saro), a man was shot/wounded roughly a mile due west in the 1400 block of LB Blvd. (CD 1/Zendejas). It was the second shooting within a week in CD1 which had gunfire in the 900 block of Daisy Ave. struck a multi-unit residence and a parked unoccupied vehicle.
On Aug;.10, a drive-by shooting in broad daylight in the area of 20th St./Pacific Ave. (CD 6/Saro) left a man wounded.
A few hours later on Aug. 10, the City Council signaled no meaningful dissent from Mayor/Mgm't proposed FY 22 police budget that doesn't restore any of roughly 230 officers defunded by previous and present Councils.
On July 19, 2021, the City Council voted (8-0, Austin absent) to approve a Mayor/Management labeled "Safety Recovery Plan" tied in part to the Mayor/management proposed FY22 budget. The plan likewise doesn't restore any of the roughly 230 erased officers.
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