|(Jan. 1, 2021, 6:15 a.m.) -- Long Beach ended 2020 with two shootings, one in North Long Beach (300 block E. Plymouth, CD8/Austin) and the other in southern Central Long Beach (900 block Junipero Ave. (CD 2/Allen.) No persons were hit in either shootng but in the Junipwe Ave. shooting a bullet came through a residece's window when residents were at home.
In preliminary information, LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt. Shaleana Benson tells LBREPORT.com:
- On December 31 at about 11:50 a,m. officers responded to a shots=-fired call in the 300 block of E. Plymouth (south of Market St, between Atlantic and LB Blvd.) and found a parked vehicle struck by gunfire as well as additional evidence of a shooting. Suspect information is limited to a dark colored sedan.
- On Decembner 31 at about 6:45 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Junipero Ave. after a single bullet came through a south facing window with residents at home at the time.
Gunfire striking a residnece (whether or not it enters the premise) leaves its residents and neighborhood residence uncertain of their safety even in inside their own home. In July 2019, a woman was killed -- an unintended target -- in the area of 10th St./Alamitos Ave. (border CD 1/CD 6) when outside gunfire sent a bullet into her hous. LBPD said at the time that Genoveva Rivera Robles, 59, was killed when suspect(s) were discharging a firearm in the roadway near Ms. Robles' home and one of the shots fired entered her resodemce and killed her.