Man Shoots At Group, Area 5th/Pine (Sun 1:50 a.m.) In Second DTLB "No Person Hit" Shooting Within Two Days 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. 7, 2019, 9:40 a.m .) -- In the second "no person hit shooting" in downtown Long Beach within the past two days, LBPD confirms that a suspect opened fire on a group of people in the area of Pine Ave./5th St. (1st Council district, Lena Gonzalez) shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6) but missed striking any individuals. As previously reported by, in the noon hour Friday (Jan. 4) someone fired shots in the 600 block of E. Ocean Blvd. (west of Alamitos Ave., 2nd Council district, Jeannine Pearce), striking and damaging two parked vehicle but missing individuals

Regarding what happened on Jan. 6, LBPD Public Information Officer Benjamin Hearst tells that surveillance video shows that at about 1:50 a.m., a male (age uncertain) suspect shot at a group of male victims in the area of 5th St. Pine Ave. The victims fled the area on foot and the suspect fled in an unknown type of vehicle.

PIO Hearst indicates that at roughly 8:30 a.m. (over six hours after the Pine/5th shooting) LBFD sought LBPD's assistance in the 400 block of Pine Ave. where a building with vacant commercial space on the ground floor and residential units above had a window (in the vacant commercial space) that appeared to have been shot out. PIO Hearst indicates the bullet(s) traveled and struck a building south of the location.

LBPD says a motive for the 5th/Pine shooting is unknown and its investigation is ongoing

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.

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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.






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