|(Feb. 23, 2021, updated) -- An argument turned into a shootingin the 300 block of E. 25th St. on Monday Feb. 22. Two two men and a woman were wounded -- and one of the men has died. (LBPD release on homicide here.
LBPD Public Information Officer Arantxa Chavarria tells LBNREPORT.com that at about 10:45 a.m. officers resonded to the 300 block of E. 25th St. and found a man shot/wounded. LBFD transported him to a hospial in critical condition. A short atime later, a hospital reported two gunshot victims (a man and a woman, both adults) had arrived (self-transported.).
LBPD believes the two shooting victims at the hospital are associated with the E. 25rth St, shooting. "Officers conducting the preiminary investigation determined a man (adult) suspect and the victims were involved in a verbal dispute that escalated to the shooting...Officers located evidence, including bullet casings and strike marks, indicating a shooting had occurred."
Officers detained a man (adult) subject at the scene, and the investigation to determine his involvement with the incident, if any, was underway on Feb, 22,
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Shooting Crime Scenes Jan 1, 2021 to the present
Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit
The City of Long Beach currently provides LB taxpayers with a budgeted sworn police level for routine citywide deployment of roughly 1.6 officers per thousand residents.)
By comparison, L.A and Santa Monica budget roughly 2.49 officers per thousand residents (not including LA Airport/Port police.) Signal Hill, surrounded by Long Beach, budgets roughly 3.15 sworn officers per thousand residents for its taxpayers. [** July 2020 update: LA's City Council adopted a FY202-21 budget that reduced funding for LAPD that will produce a budgeted level by summer 2021 of roughly 2.43 officers/thousand.]
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