Someone Shoots At A Car Parked In 200 block Pacific Ave., Misses A Man (Adult) And A Girl Seated Inside, Damages The Vehicle is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
November 12, 2018, 9:55 a.m.) -- In the 10 p.m. hour Saturday night (Nov. 10) in downtown Long Beach adjacent to LB's new Civic Center (200 block Pacific Ave., 2nd Council district), someone fired shots at a parked vehicle -- with a man (adult) and a girl (juvenile) inside. The shots missed the vehicle's occupants but damaged the vehicle.

It was the first of two LB shootings within ten minutes on Saturday night. The second (reported here by was about 1.7 miles north and a bit west in the area of PCH/Henderson (one block east of Magnolia) where a man was shot/wounded (border of 1st and 6th Council districts.)

Saturday's two shootings preceded a shooting on Sunday night (Nov. 11) in the area of Atlantic/Burnett in which a man was hit/wounded (6th Council district) (reported here by

LBPD Public Information Officer Nancy Pratt tells that at about 10:20 p.m. on Nov. 10, officers were sent to the 200 block of Pacific Ave. regarding a shots call and arrived to find a man (adult) and a girl (juvenile) in a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. "The preliminary investigation revealed the two victims were sitting in their parked vehicle when an unknown suspect fired at the vehicle." Neither of the two victims were hit. LBPD says a motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation is on-going

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Section at (562) 570-7370. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting

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Jan 1, 2018 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in Central LB

For context, provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017:






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