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(Feb. 5, 2018, 5:55 a.m.) -- The neighborhood in the area of South St./Orange Ave. (border of 8th and 9th Council districts) had two shootings in about two hours about two blocks apart on Sunday night-Monday morning (Feb. 4 and 5.)

LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt. Omar Martinez tells that at about 10:00 p.m. Sunday Feb. 4, officers were flagged down in the area of South St./Orange Ave. and found a man (adult) with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. LBFD transported him to a hospital; there's no immediate suspect information and LBPD is investigating what took place as possibly gang related.

A little over two hours later (12:25 a.m. Monday Feb. 5) about a block or two west of Orange Ave., there was gunfire in the 1100 block of E. South St. (roughly Lewis/Cerritos Aves.) where a man (adult) was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound; LBFD transported him to a hospital; there's no immediate suspect information and LBPD is also investigating this shooting as possibly gang related.

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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. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in central LB

For context, map below shows cumulated area shootings Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017:






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