|(Dec. 1, 2018, updated 7:25 p.m. from 8:50 a.m.) -- A driver (adult man) crashed at 7th St./Redondo Ave. after he shot at a location LBPD says was "nearby" (specific location not immediately provided.) The shooting came roughly a half hour after a woman was shot and killed in downtown Long Beach (300 block Pacific Ave. (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
LBPD Watch Commander Melvin McGuire tells LBREPORT.com that at about 2:30 a.m., LBPD responded to a reported traffic collision in the area of 7th St./Redondo Ave (border 2nd/3rd Council districts) and discovered that the driver (a man/adult) had suffered two gunshot wounds. He's expected to survive.
For context, LBREPORT.com provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017:
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The 300 block Pacific homicide comes three weeks after someone fired shots at a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Pacific Ave. (Nov. 10, 2nd dist., adjacent to LB's new Civic Center), missing a man (adult) and a girl (juvenile) inside but damaging the vehicle . Ten minutes later (Nov. 10) a man reported he was shot/wounded in the area of PCH/Henderson (about 1.7 miles north and a bit west, border 1st/6th Council districts.
The Dec. 1 fatal shooting is LB's 30th homicide of 2018, a 36% increase from last year (a low of 22 in 2017 and 23 in 2016.) It's the 12th killing this year in LB's 1st Council district (Gonzalez) tied with LB's adjacent 6th Council district (Andrews.) The two Councikl districts combined (with a population roughly equivalent to Compton) account for 80% of LB's homicides thus far in 2018.
Councilwoman Gonzalez has consistently urged implementation of "equity" policies on matters ranging from park programming to musical concerts but famously tried to cover LBREPORT.com's camera lens when we asked her after her district's a FY17 budget meeting if she'd support restoring more than the 8 officers in Mayor Garcia's recommended FY17 budget (LBREPORT.com photo below.)
[The Council, including Gonzalez, has since voted to restore a total to date of 22 of 208 citywide deployable officers erased by previous Councils on votes by Garcia and Andrews.] To view a chart showing LB's currently budgeted per capita citywide deployable police level for taxpayers, click here.
LBREPORT.com maintains a continually updating chart on our front page displaying the number of shootings and homicides by Council districts. [LBREPORT.com has editorially called the disproportionate number of shootings and homicides endured by residents of LB's predominantly working class neighborhoods the city's worst inequity.]
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