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(Oct. 4, 2015, 6:30 a.m.) -- A boy was shot last night (Sat. Oct. 3) while riding his bicycle on Pacific Coast Highway at Golden Ave. in Long Beach (border of 1st and 6th Council districts.)

LBPD overnight Watch Commander Lt. Mark Coble tells that at about 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 3, LBPD responded to a report of a person shot at PCH/Golden Ave. and officers arrived to find a male juvenile (est. age about 17) struck by gunfire while riding his bicycle on PCH.

The victim was transported to a hospital where at last report (before dawn) he was in critical condition.

LBPD believes the shooting may have gang involvement and LBPD's gang detectives are investigating.

About three hours later, a double shooting occurred in the 14th St. Park area (1st Council district) in which two men (adults) were hit. ( coverage coming separately.)

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Red Xs=2014 and 2015 murders to date; Blue Xs=2014 and 2015 shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=2014 shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= 2014 and 2015 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) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.

On Sept. 22, the City Council's Public Safety Committee (Price, Supernaw, Austin) heard an LBPD report on shootings but made no recommendations and didn't refer the matter to the full City Council.

On Sept 15 and 22, the Council voted (without dissent) for a FY16 budget, recommended by Mayor Robert Garcia, that failed to restore LBPD's former field anti-gang unit and leaves LB taxpayers with a budgeted police level for citywide deployment roughly equivalent per capita to what L.A. would have if L.A.'s Mayor and Council cut roughly 30% of LAPD's officers.

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To recap recent events:

Oct. 2: Man shot, LB Blvd/Bort St. (Coolidge Triangle area, 9th dist.)

Sept. 29: Two men (adults) shot in the 2600 block of Delta Ave. (WLB, 7th dist.)

Sept. 27: Man shot, area 15th/Daisy Ave. (1st Council district)

Sept. 25: Woman shot, 14th St. Park/Seaside Park area (1st Council district)

Sept. 25: Man shot, area Artesia Blvd./Minnesota Ave. (9th dist., NLB)

Sept. 24: Man shot, area of Seabright Ave. near West Wardlow Rd. (7th district.)

Sept. 24: Man shot -- and killed -- in the area southeast of Atlantic Ave./South St. (8th dist.)

Sept. 23: Man struck/wounded in the area of MLK/17th St. (6th Council district)

Sept. 23: Shooting scene but no victim located, 700 block Cedar Ave. (1st dist.)

Sept. 18, Long Beach Blvd/Louise St., two people -- a girl (female juvenile) and a man (adult) -- were shot/wounded by a suspect on a skateboard in the area of Louise St./Long Beach (8th Council district)

Sept. 17: A suspect shoots at a security guard in the area of LB Blvd./20th St. following a dispute; the gunfire missed the guard. (6th dist.)

Sept. 16: A man (adult) was shot and killed in the 1200 block of Chestnut Ave. (1st Council district.)

Sept. 15, a man was shot/wounded in the 2400 block of E. 14th St. (western part of the 4th dist.)

Sept. 11, a man was shot/wounded in the area of 52nd St/Elm Ave. (8th dist.)

Sept. 10 in the midnight hour, a man was fatally shot in the 2100 block of Pasadena Ave. (6th Council district)

Sept. 7 (Labor Day), a man was shot -- and killed -- in the 400 block of W. 5th St. (area Chestnut Ave., 1st district, about four blocks north of City Hall.)

Sept. 7: a non-fatal shooting occurred in NW North Long Beach (9th dist.) in the area of Butler Ave/Artesia Blvd.

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On Sept. 3, someone fired gunshots at a man (adult) who was driving along the 1400 block of Gaviota Ave. (6th Council district.) The shooter missed him but struck his vehicle.

On Sept. 1 in the area of the 16th St./Pine Ave. (1st Council district), a parked vehicle was struck by gunfire although no person was hit.

Also on Sept. 1, a man (adult) was hit by gunfire at midmorning in the area of 10th St./Olive Ave. (border of 6th/1st districts (and by midafternoon, LBPD announced the arrest of a suspect on booking charges of attempted murder.)

On Aug. 31, a shooting in the 300 block of E. Eagle St. (east of LB Blvd., south of Burnett St.) leaves a victim wounded (6th district.)

On Aug. 28, a man was shot and wounded in what appeared to be a "walk up" shooting in the area of 10th St./Virginia Court (between Magnolia and Chestnut Aves., 1st dist.) roughly a mile due north of City Hall (an incident being investigated as possibly gang related.)

On Aug. 27, a woman (adult) was shot and wounded, and some cars were damaged by gunfire in the Seaside Park/14th St. Park area near Chestnut Ave. (1st district.).

On Aug. 24, a 17 year old male was struck by gunfire in the Wrigley area (Burnett St./Linden Ave., 6th district.)

On Aug. 24, shots were fired but no person and no property were hit in the area of 16th/Pine. (1st dist.)

On Aug. 23, a man was shot and killed in the area of PCH/Pine Ave. (border of 1st and 6th districts.)

On Aug. 22, a woman (adult) was shot and wounded in the in the area of Cedar Ave./Louise St. (8th Council district.)



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