Man Is Shot/Wounded, 900 block MLK (border CD1/Zendejas-CD6/Saro); It's Long Beach's 4th Shooting Within Two Days
|(May 30, 2021, 6:15 a.m.) -- In LB's 4th shooting within two days, a man was shot/wounded on Saturday night May 29 in the area of the 900 block of MLK Ave. (CD 1/Zendejas, border CD6/Saro.)
In initial information, LBPD Watch Commander Shaleana Benson says that on May 29 at about 11 p.m., officers responded to reports of shots in the area of 10th St/MLK and found a man in the 900 block of MLK suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital and listed in stable condition. Suspect(s) fled the area, possibly in a dark colored sedan. The motive for the shooting is unknown. The investigation is on-going.
As previously reported by LBREPORT.com, on May 28 a 17 year old was shot to death, and another man was wounded, in a violent robbery in the 3600 block of Santa Fe Ave. (CD 7/Uranga) that LBPD is investigating as gang related (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
Earlier that day, West Long Beach had a drive-by shooting at midafternoon May 28 in the area of Santa Fe Ave./Spring St. (CD 7/Uranga) (LBREPORT.com coverage here.
And also on May 28, The neighborhood just north of the former Will J. Reid Scout Park had a drive-by shooting in which rounds missed hitting persons. (LBREPORT.com coverage here.).
[Scroll down for further.]
In a March 17 memo to the Mayor/Council, discussed in an April 20 Council "study session," LBPD Chief blamed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, not Council-thinned police levels by budget actions between 2009-2014, worsened by a Sept. 2020 defunding. Those Council actions have collectively left LB taxpayers with roughly 20% fewer police officers than the City previously provided.
Long Beach Councilmembers currently provide taxpayers with a significantly thinner police level than provided by City Councils in Los Angeles, Signal Hill and Santa Monica.
The Council has also failed to restore funding for LBPD's former field anti-gang unit. (LBREPORT.com detailed coverage: Long Beach Had But No Longer Has An LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit. How'd That Happen?)
Long Beach shootings disproportionately impact mainly working class and historically disadvantaged neighborhoods. LBREPORT.com has editorially deplored the de facto geographically segregated crime conditions as a chronic inequity, an unjust "tale of two cities."
blog comments powered by Disqus
Recommend LBREPORT.com to your Facebook friends:
Follow LBReport.com with:
Contact us: mail@LBReport.com