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(Jan. 1, 2018. updated 8:35 p.m. from initial 7:35 a.m.) -- Long Beach had its first shooting in the first hour of 2018 (6th/Temple area, Rose Park South Neighborhood, 2nd Council district) and the victim, taken to a hospital, did not survive.

Initial information is sketchy. LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Omar Martinez tells that LBPD was dispatched at roughly 12:30 a.m., found a man (adult) had been shot. LBFD transported him to a hospital in serious condition...and he subsequently expired.

There's no motive or suspect information immediately available.

[UPDATE] In a release, LBPD identifies the deceased as Gerlad Jackson III, age 22, of Long Beach. The release indicates it's unknown if what took place was gang related. [end UPDATE]

It's the second LB homicide within two days. On New Year's Eve, a man believed to be homeless was found dead (apparently fatally struck in the head with a blunt object) in an alley just south of St. Mary Medical Center ( coverage here.)

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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 northern LB

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

Other recent shootings:

  • Dec. 13: Man is shot/wounded on PCH near Cedar Ave. (border 1st/6th Council districts, coverage coverage here.)
  • Dec. 13: Person with a gun allegedly chases two people while shooting at them, misses hitting them, area 16th/Locust (1st dist.) coverage here.
  • Dec. 3: Man is shot in attempted armed robbery, 5100 block Alantic Ave. (8th district), coverage here.
  • Nov. 24: Man (adult) found shot at roughly daybreak, 600 block E. Shoreline Dr. (near downtown Marina), 2nd dist. coverage here
  • Nov. 18: Nov. 18: Shell casings found area 68th/Paramount, business window shot out 6600 block Cherry Ave. (9th dist.) coverage here
  • Oct. 24: 8th St./Olive Ave.: Suspect (accompanied by another person) fires shots at two victims; shots miss (1st dist.) coverage here.
  • Oct. 24: Man in vehicle is wounded, suspect is a woman, area Anaheim St./Mira Mar (4th Council district) coverage here.
  • Oct. 19: "Ride-by" shooting from a bicycle, man in car isn't hit, vehicle is damaged, 1900 block Caspian Ave. (1st dist.), coverage here.
  • Oct. 18, approx. 5:00 a.m., 500 block W. 9th St. (near Magnolia Ave.), man hit by gunfire (1st dist., coverage here.)
  • Oct 11, 9:25 p.m.: Two men (adults) shot/killed, two others wounded, area Anaheim St./Walnut Ave. (6th Council district, coverage here.)
  • Oct 7: Midnight hour double shooting leaves one man dead, another wounded, 1200 block E. 56th St. (8th Council district) ( coverage here.)
  • Sept. 16: Man robbed at gunpoint, 3600 block E. Anaheim St., by two suspects, one fires at him but misses (4th Council district, coverage here.)
  • Aug. 23: Boy (male juvenile) shot at midafternoon, 200 block of W. 14th St. (alongside 14th St. Park, 1st Council district), coverage here.
  • Aug. 17: Man is shot and killed, area 900 block Dayman St., drives to 1900 block Myrtle, crashes car, is found deceased (6th district, here.)
  • Aug. 15: Person (gender, age uncertain) is shot/wounded, 2600 block of E. 56th St. (8th district, coverage here.)
  • Aug 12: Man shot to death, 7th/Orange Ave. (border 1st/2nd Council districts, coverage here)
  • Aug. 7: 2300 block E. 14th St., man is shot (coverage here.)
  • Aug. 1: 1300 block Taper St. (SW of Wardlow Rd/710 freeway), man and woman shot/wounded (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 1700 block Daisy Ave. (1st dist.), vehicles hit by gunfire (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 400 block Maine (1st dist.) man is shot/killed in 2 a.m. hour. (coverage here)
  • July 16, Harbor Ave./PCH (1st dist.), person(s) fires shots in area of family/friends outdoor gathering, no person(s) hit (coverage here)
  • July 16, 15th/Rose (6th dist.), male juvenile shot
  • July 15, MLK/PCH (6th dist.), group of four male and female Blacks and Samoan juveniles approached by two Hispanic men or older juveniles who exit vehicle; one produces a handgun and fires at the group; one victim hit







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