|(March 18, 2021, 4:45 p.m.) -- A man was shot/wounded today (March 18) in Councilman Daryl Supenaw's CD4 Zaferia neighborhood.
It's the fifth shooting in CD4 -- including a homicide, two persons hit/wounded and two not-hit but with casings and strike marks found -- since Jan. 1, 2021.
LBPD Public Incformation Officer Allis Gallagher says (preiminary information) that officers respopnded at about 1:30 a.m. on March 18 to the 2700 block of Spaulding St. regarding a shooing and found a man (adult) with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds The victim stated he was running near the area of 14th Street and Temple Avenue (about two blocks south) when a vehicle pulled up in front of him and an unknown suspect exited the vehicle and shot him. The victim then fled the area on foot; LBFD transportedhim to a hospita where he's in stable condition.l..
Officers located evidence, including bullet casings and strike marks, indicating a shooting had occurred. For now, LBPD says the motive for the shooting is unknown.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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In December 2020, residents of CD 4's Zaferia neighbood had two shootings within a one hour period on Dec. 10. Ay about 10:55 p.m. Dec. 10, somone shot at and wounded a man (adult) driving [updated location) on PCH near Obispo Ave. (The victim pulled over in the area of Anaheim St. ad called LBPD.) Less than an hour later at about 11:50 p.m. on Dec. 10, a man returning home from work and parking his car in the 1300 block of Ohio Ave. says someone shot at him and wounded him.
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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