UPDATE: Drive-By Shooting Area South/Linden (a block south/a block west of Michelle Obama Library, border CD 8/9)
(Oct. 6, 2021, 8:15 a.m. updated 10:10 a.m.) -- UPDATE: A drive by shooting a block south and a block west of he Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library left a man wounded last night (Oct. 5.)
LBPD Public Information Officer Richard Mejia says the victim (a man) was sitting in his vehicle in the area of South St./Linden Av, when he was approached by a sedan, and an unknown suspet shot from the sedan into the victim's vehicle.
[End update] The crime scene is on the border of CD 8 (Austin) and CD 9 (Richardson.)
LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Eric Fernandez says officers were dispatched at about 8:45 p.m. and learned that the shooting victim had been transported to a hospital by family members.
On Sept. 4-5, gunfire struck an apartment building along the 1400 block of E. South St. (east of Orange Ave.) (border CD 8/9)
On Sept, 7, a man was shot in the a drive-by shooting in the 300 block of E. South St. (border CD 8/9.)
On Sept. 10, casings were found but no person(s) were hit in the 200 block of E, 56th St. (CD 8),
In late August, the City Council voted 8-0 (Price absent) to adopt a FY 22 City Hall budget that defunded 48 sworn officers on top of roughly 200 defunded by a previous Council (including LBPD's former field anti-gang unit.)
The Council's FY22 budget leaves Long Beach with a thinner per capita officer level than City Councils in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Signal Hill provide for their taxpayers. Chart shows LB police level before Sept. 2020 defunding of 48 additional officers.
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