|(March 21, 2021, 3:20 a.m,) -- Five days after a drive-by shooting missed hitting a man and a woman (adults) in the area of 10th St./Myrtle Ave. (March 16), a man (adult) was shot/wounded at midafternoon (March 20) in the same 10th St./Myrtle Ave. area (border CD 1/Zendejas-CD 6/Saro).
It was LB's 13th shootings (person wounded + not hit/casings found + two homicides) since March 1.
LBPD Watch Commander Scott Jenson says (preliminary information) that at about 4:55 p.m., officers were sent to the 800 block of E. 10th Street regrading a hit shooting and found a man (adult/struck/wounded.).
Prior to officers arriving, a neighbor transported the victim to a hospital. Arriving officers found bullet casings at the crime scene.Shooting Crime Scenes Jan 1, 2021 to the present
Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit
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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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