Noon-Hour Shooting Wounds Man On PCH West of Pine (1st Dist/Border of 6th); In Just Over 6 Weeks, LB's 1st + 6th Council Districts Have Had Over A Dozen Shooting Crime Scenes (Persons Hit Incl. A Homicide) + Persons Not Hit But With Casings Founds Or Bldgs/Vehicles Struck
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(May 29, 2020, 8:00 p.m.) -- Within a little over six weeks (44 days), LB's 1st and 6th Council districts have had 15 shooting crime scenes.
In the neighborhoods listed below, between April 15 and May 29 persons were hit (in one case becoming a 6th dist. homicide) or casings were found with no persons hit but with buildings (including residences) or vehicles struck
The most recent person-wounded shooting came in the noon-hour today (May 29) long PCH just west of Pine Ave. (1st Council district/Zendejas border of 6th district/Andrews).
In preliminary information, LBPD PIO/Sgt. Rudy Garcia says that about 12:35 p.m., officers were sent to the 100 block of W. PCH for a reported shooting; found a man (adult) with a gunshot wound and LBFD transported the victim to a hospital (condition not indicated.)
The suspect (a man/adult) fled the scene prior to officers' arrival.
Gang detectives responded; LBPD's investigation is ongoing.
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During the same roughly six week period, 5 of LB'a 9 Council districts had no shootings. Council Districts 2 and 8 had one no-person-hit shooting each.
1st dist: May 29, 2020: 100 block W. PCH, noon-hour; man is shot/wounded
6th dist. May 21, 2020, 2300 block 17th St. (roughly three blocks east of Cherry Ave., about 6 blocks east of a May 16 Myrtle Ave. homicide listed below.) Approx. 8:40 p.m., a caller reports hearing shots fired; officers find a residence with a shattered window and evidence of a shooting, no persons hit.
6th dist: May 18, 2020, approx. 10:45 p.m. 100 block of W. PCH, shots heard, about an hour later, shooting victim (man/adult) turns up at St. Mary Medical Center; PD unable to speak with victim but believes related to PCH shooting
6th dist. May 16, 2020 homicide, area Gaviota at E. 17th St., police respond to shots fired call, find man fatally wounded in a parked vehicle. Victim ID'd as Austin Thai,27, of Gardena. Witnesses said a man (adult), possibly African American, ran from the scene after the shooting, motive unknown.
8th dist. May 12, 2020. 5500 block Ackerfield, approximately 5:00 p.m.,nearby vehicle and a residential building, both unoccupied, struck by gunfire and several casings; no victims have been identified and no injuries have been reported
6th dist.. May 12, 2020, 1700 block E. PCH, approx. 12:45 a.m. man (adult) struck by gunfire, victim believes shot came form a vehicle but unable to provide dsesciption..
2nd dist. May 4, 2020, 700 block Gaviota Ave., 12:45 p.m. a.m. casings found, no victims, structures or vehicles struck.
6th dist. May 3, 2020, 1900 block Lime Ave., approx. 1:30 a.m. LBPD locates casings in alley to the rear of location, no victims located, no buildings hit and no indication this was gang related.....
6th dist. May 2, 2020, 1300 block Orange Ave., approx.8:45 p.m., shots heard, caaings found, no persons, vehicles or buildings appear to have been struck
6th dist. May 2, 2020, 2100 block Locust Ave., approx. 8:20 p.m., multiple reports of gunshots, shooting vicitm found 2200 block of Earl Ave., transported by LBFD to a hospital in stable condition. Victim was with another man (adult) when a man shot at them after a brief verbal exchange. Evidence of a shooting found in area of Hill St./Locust Ave., vehicle in the area also appeared to have been struck by gunfire/evidence consistent with bullet impact. Shooting investigated as possibly gang related.
6th dist April 29, 2020: 1300 block MLK Ave. 8 a.m.hour, shooting to unoccupied parked vehicles, casings found and two parked vehicles had shattered windows; PD believs this shooting related to April 28 MLK/NY St. shooting
6th dist. April 28, 2020: MLK Ave. @ New York St., 11 p.m. hour, call re shots fired but no eividence of vehicle or shooting. (See above re April 29 shooting about 9 hours later.) .
1st dist. April 22, 1400 bloick Chestnut Ave., victim said suspect shot at him with handgun; PD says suepcted confronted the victim before the shooting; suspect was a man (adult); PD investigating shooting as gang related.
1st dist. April 22, 1400 block Summit St, approx. 5:30 a.m. (roughly 2-3 blocks from 1500 W. 19th no hit shooting below), man is shot; gang unit notified and responds; investigation ongoing.
1st dist. April 21, 1500 block W. 19th St. approx 11:15 p.m. casing and strike markes to an occupied home; no persons appeared hit (see April 22 shooting a little over six hours later).
1st dist: April 15, 1700 block Pine Ave., about 9:40 p.m., evidence of a shooting, no persons hit.
1st dist: April 17, 9th/Chestnut, one man (possibly two) hit by gunfire and several vehicles hit.
LBREPORT.com has repeatedly described the disproporitonate number of shootings and homicide experienced by residents and businesses in Central LB's predominantly working class 1st and 6th Council districts as LB's worst chronic inequity.
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