|(July 25, 2020, 4:15 p.m.) -- Two men (adults) say someone shot at them -- but missed hitting them -- in the 1 p.m. hour today (Sat. July 25) in the 1300 block of Elm Ave. (just north of Anaheim St. between LB Blvd. and Atlantic Ave.)
LBPD Public Information Officer/Ofr. Ivan Garcia tells LBREPORT.com (preliminary informaiton) that at about 1:05 p.m. officers were sent to the location where two men said someone fired shots at them but they weren't struck. PIO Garcia says officers located a crime scene in the area (details not immediately available); there's no immediate suspect information; the reason for the shooting is currently unknown.
It's the 11th shooting crime scene since June 1 in LB's 1st Council district where Mary Zendejas won a November no-runoff special election with the financial support of the LB Police Officers Ass'n PAC (which also supported her predecessor), Mayor Robert Garcia and immediate past Councilwoman/now state Senator Lena Gonzalez.
The 1st Council district is among LB working class areas where families experience disproportionate levels of shootings and homicides, a chronic inequity tha LB's political and civic esgtablishment have allowed to persist and LBREPORT.com has decried as a "tale of two cities."
Despite the June 2016 LB voter approval of the Measure A General Fund ("blank check") sales tax increase, the City Council hasn't restored LB's former field anti-gang unit (20 officers + 2 sergeants), part of roughly 180 officers erased by Council budgets during the 2019=14 ecooomic downturn.. (Other area cites weathered the economic downturn without eraseing roughly 20% of their police levels.) .
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|Shooting Crime Scenes since June 1, 2020 (Caveat: Updates automatically; will show levels after story's July 25 publication date.) Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit
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