|(Oct. 3, 2020, 5:15 p.m.) -- In the SIXTH shooting since July along NLB's Artesia corridor -- this time just blocks from NLB's newly homeless housing faacility and down the street from NLB's "Uptown Commons" commercial development, a man was shot/wounded in broad daylight at midmorning today (Oct. 3) in the 6700 block of Myrtle Ave.
LBPD Public Information Officer Juan Gomez tells LBREPORT.com that at about 10:45 a.m., officers responded to the 6700 block of Myrtle Avenue regarding a shooting and found a man (adult) suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower extremities. LBFD transported the victim to a hospital with what are described as "non-life threatening injuries."
The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival and LBPD's investigation is continuing.
The shooting comes a little over 24 hiours after a man was shot/wounded on Oct. 2 in the 3400 block of E. 67th St. (area Artesia Blvd/Downey Ave.)
By way of context:
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And neighborhood residents have experienced multiple shootings in the past two years:
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