|(May 13, 2019, 1:50 p.m.) -- Long Beach had its NINTH shooting crime scene within five days (May 7-12) last night (May 12) when someone fired shots at a man (adult) riding a bicycle in the 4900 block of LB Blvd. The rounds missed hitting the man but did strike and damage two vehicles parked in the area.
It's the second LB shooting on Mother's Day May 12, coming less than 12 hours after a no-person-hit shooting in Central LB's Poly High area (LBREPORT.com coverage here.) It's the NINTH LB shooting since May 7 (details below.)
LBPD Public Information Officer Shaunna Dandoy tells LBREPORT.com that at about 10:15 p.m. on May 12, officers on routine patrol near 49th/LB Blvd. heard gunfire [!] and located evidence of the shooting on a sidewalk in the 4900 block of LB Blvd.
Investigating detectives do NOT believe the May 12 shooting is related to a shooting (that LBPD has said is being investigated as gang related) that occurred on May 10 inside a business in the 4900 block of LB Blvd.
LBPD says its gang detectives are investigating the May 12 shooting along with eight other shooting crime scenes in NLB and Central LB since May 7.
Within a five day period (May 7-12), Long Beach has now had NINE shooting crime scenes (persons hit and no-persons hit): four in Central LB (dists. 1 + 2 + 6) between May 10-12 plus five in NLB (dists. 8 + 9).
[Scroll down for further.]
For context, LBREPORT.com provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017. Doesn't include Central LB area shootings.
For context, LBREPORT.com provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017. Doesn't include NLB shootings.
For context, LBREPORT.com provides a map below showing cumulated shootings and stabbings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017
In the most recent LB shootings:
As previously reported by LBREPORT.com, following recommendations by then-Mayor Bob Foster, the LB City Council (which included then-Councilman Robert Garcia) erased over a period of years starting in 2009 (entering FY10) 208 budgeted citywide deployable police officers (over 20% of LB's citywide deployable level) including the elimination of LBPD's field anti-gang unit.
Under Mayor Garcia, despite LB voter approval of a June 2016 sales tax increase now bringing City Hall over $50 million more annually, LB's current City Council has restored only 22 of the budget-erased officers, leaving LB without 186 officers (including a field anti-gang unit) that it previously had but no longer has.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Recommend LBREPORT.com to your Facebook friends:
Follow LBReport.com with:
Contact us: mail@LBReport.com
Hardwood Floor Specialists
Call (562) 422-2800 or (714) 836-7050