|(March 2, 2021) -- Gunfire flew in the area of 4th St./Hermosa Ave. (Alamitos Beach, CD 2/Allen) in broad daylight on Monday March 1.
LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Scott Jenson says that at about 4:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of 4th Street/Hermosa Avenue regarding a shots call and found a man (adult) with no injuries but did find evidence of a shooting.
The motive for what took place isn't known for now. LBPD's investigation is ongoing.
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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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