|(March 12, 2021, 5:10 a.m.) -- A man was fatally shot on Thursday (March 11) in the western portion of Councilman Daryl Supernaw's 4th Council district south of PCH and east of Cherry Ave
Initial information is sketchy. LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Brian Watson says that at about 6:45 p.m. officers responded to a sots call in the 1600 block of Stanton Place and found a man (adult) down in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. LBFD transported the victim to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
It was LB's third shooting in five days and the fifth since March 1.
A little over a week earlier on March 2, a senior citizen was struck/wounded by gunfire at midafternoon in the area of 17th St./Gundry Ave. (south of LBCC's Centrl LB campus in CD 6/Saro.)
And on March 1, gunfire flew at midafternoon in the area of 4th St./Hermosa Ave. (Alamitos Beach, CD 2/Allen). LBPD found a man without injuries but with evidence of a shooting
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Shooting Crime Scenes Jan 1, 2021 to the present
Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit
The City of Long Beach currently provides LB taxpayers with a budgeted sworn police level for routine citywide deployment of roughly 1.6 officers per thousand residents.)
By comparison, L.A and Santa Monica budget roughly 2.49 officers per thousand residents (not including LA Airport/Port police.) Signal Hill, surrounded by Long Beach, budgets roughly 3.15 sworn officers per thousand residents for its taxpayers. [** July 2020 update: LA's City Council adopted a FY202-21 budget that reduced funding for LAPD that will produce a budgeted level by summer 2021 of roughly 2.43 officers/thousand.]
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