' WLB Midafternoon "Ride-By" Shooting: Hoodie-Wearing Bike Rider Fires Shots At Man In Parked Car, Misses Him, Damages Car, 1900 block Caspian '


WLB Midafternoon "Ride-By" Shooting: Hoodie-Wearing Bike Rider Fires Shots At Man In Parked Car, Misses Him, Damages Car, 1900 block Caspian

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(October 20, 2017) -- A suspect wearing a hoodie while riding a bicycle at midafternoon Thursday (Oct. 19) opened fire on a man (adult) seated in a car about a block north of PCH on Caspian Ave. (1st Council district) in WLB. The bullets (multiple shots) missed the man but damaged the car...and the ride-by shooting suspect remains at large.

LBPD Public Information Officer Arantxa Chavarria tells LBREPORT.com that on Oct. 19 at about 3:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to LBPD says the victim reported he was parked in the 1900 block of Caspian Ave. when someone shot at him while he was in his vehicle. The vehicle was struck several times; officers observed evidence of the shooting after inspecting the car, and an additional LBPD unit scanned the area of 19th St./Caspian Ave. and found evidence indicating that a shooting occurred.

2014 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) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.

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The suspect is believed to be a male Hispanic in his late teens wearing a blue hoodie while he was riding a bicycle.

LBPD's investigation is ongoing and it's currently unknown if what took place is gang related.



Other recent shootings:

  • Oct. 18, approx. 5:00 a.m., 500 block W. 9th St. (near Magnolia Ave.), man hit by gunfire (1st dist., LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
  • Oct 11, 9:25 p.m.: Two men (adults) shot/killed, two others wounded, area Anaheim St./Walnut Ave. (6th Council district, LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
  • Oct 7: Midnight hour double shooting leaves one man dead, another wounded, 1200 block E. 56th St. (8th Council district) (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
  • Sept. 16: Man robbed at gunpoint, 3600 block E. Anaheim St., by two suspects, one fires at him but misses (4th Council district, LBREPORT.com coverage here.)
  • Aug. 23: Boy (male juvenile) shot at midafternoon, 200 block of W. 14th St. (alongside 14th St. Park, 1st Council district), coverage here.
  • Aug. 17: Man is shot and killed, area 900 block Dayman St., drives to 1900 block Myrtle, crashes car, is found deceased (6th district, here.)
  • Aug. 15: Person (gender, age uncertain) is shot/wounded, 2600 block of E. 56th St. (8th district, coverage here.)
  • Aug 12: Man shot to death, 7th/Orange Ave. (border 1st/2nd Council districts, coverage here)
  • Aug. 7: 2300 block E. 14th St., man is shot (coverage here.)
  • Aug. 1: 1300 block Taper St. (SW of Wardlow Rd/710 freeway), man and woman shot/wounded (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 1700 block Daisy Ave. (1st dist.), vehicles hit by gunfire (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 400 block Maine (1st dist.) man is shot/killed in 2 a.m. hour. (coverage here)
  • July 16, Harbor Ave./PCH (1st dist.), person(s) fires shots in area of family/friends outdoor gathering, no person(s) hit (coverage here)
  • July 16, 15th/Rose (6th dist.), male juvenile shot
  • July 15, MLK/PCH (6th dist.), group of four male and female Blacks and Samoan juveniles approached by two Hispanic men or older juveniles who exit vehicle; one produces a handgun and fires at the group; one victim hit





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