|(Feb,. 19, 2021, 4:55 a.m.) -- A man was shot wounded at early evening Friday (Feb. 19) in the neighborhood east of Orange Ave. and just north of South St. (CD 9/Richardson.)
LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Eric Hooker tells LBREPORT.com (poreliminary informtion) that at about 6:45 p.m. officers were sent to the 5800 block of Brayton Ave. regarding a shots call. They found a man (adult) with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital in stable condition.
Gang detectives responded to the scene (routine in non-fatal shootings). There's no immediate suspect information and LBPD's investigation is ongoing.Shooting Crime Scenes Jan 1, 2021 to the present
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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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