Man Is Shot/Wounded Fri Night, 2200 block E. 15th St. (east of Cherry, 4th Dist.) is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(Jan. 19, 2019, 8:45 a.m.) -- A man was found shot/wounded on Friday night (Jan. 18) in the neighborhood just east of Cherry Ave. at roughly 15th St. (western portion of 4th dist./Supernaw.) It's LB's third shooting within four days, following two shootings in the 1st Council district (Gonzalez) in the 900 block of Cedar Ave. (Jan. 17) and the 900 block of MLK Ave. (Jan. 15.)

LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Gerry Prieto tells that at about 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 18, officers responded to the 2200 block of E. 15th St. where they found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim said he'd been shot in the area of 15th/Dawson (very nearby) although officers were unable to find evidence of a shooting at either location.

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; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in NLB.

For context, provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017. A separate map (not shown here) shows cumulated shootings during the period in NLB.



Families in that western section of the 4th Council district have seen/heard much violent crime. On March 16, 2008, a walk-up double-shooting on 15th St. just east of Cherry Ave. took the life of 11-year old Jose Bailey and left another person wounded. Less than two years later on Jan. 30, 2010, Jonathan Cordova was shot to death at 15th St./Stanley Ave. (just east of Cherry Ave.) At the time -- when LBPD had roughly 100 more Council-budgeted officers than it has now -- it dealt with those shootings and others with a forceful anti-gang crackdown, apprehended a suspect in the 2010 murder (who was subsequently tried, convicted and sentenced to over 200 years in prison.) Since then, a former Council (that included now-Mayor Robert Garcia) voted to erase funding for 208 officers of which 22 have been restored to date. Among those not restored have been LBPD's former 22-member field anti-gang unit.

On January 15, 2019, LB Mayor Robert Garcia said in his 2019 "State of the City" message that violent crime had decreased over 16% since 2017, citing a citywide statistic that didn't reflect conditions in parts of LB that experience disproportionate levels of violent crime. [ has editorially called this a "tale of two cities" and LB's worst inequity.]




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