|(May 21, 2019, 9:10 a.m.) -- Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday (May 20), someone fired shots at a woman (adult) driving on MLK Ave. near 11th St. (two blocks south of Anaheim St., 6th Council district.) It's LB's TWELFTH shooting crime scene (person hit + no-persons-hit) in 13 days (since May 7.)
LBPD Public Information Officer Jennifer DePrez tells LBREPORT.com that at about 8:55 p.m. on May 20, officers responded to a shots call and found a woman (adult) who said someone shot at her vehicle while she was driving southbound on MLK Ave...and officers "located evidence consistent with a bullet impact in the victimís vehicle."
The victim wasn't physically injured; there's no suspect information; and LBPD's investigation is ongoing.
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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 previous LB shootings (person-hit shootings plus "no-person-hit" 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 ("Measure A") 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. (LBRPEORT.com special coverage, here.)
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