|(May 15, 2019, 9:40 a.m.) -- In LB's TENTH shooting crime scene within a week (since May 14), someone opened fire on two men (adults) seated in a parked vehicle aloing Santa Fe Ave. just north of Spring St. (WLB, 7th Council district.)
LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Mike Richens tells LBREPORT.com that at about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday May 14, LBPD responded to a shots call in the 3000 block of Santa Fe Ave. and learned that someone fired shots at two men (adults) in the parked vehicle, fled and while the two men weren't hit by the rounds, they both had minor injuries.
Gang detectives responded; a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time and LBPD's investigation is ongoing.
Within the past seven days, LB has had TEN shooting crime scenes (persons hit plus no-persons-hit shootings): five in NLB (dists. 8 + 9), four in Central LB (dists. 1 + 2 + 6) and now one across the L.A. river (part of district 7.)
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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.
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.
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