|(Sept. 11, 2018. 11:55 a.m.) -- Someone fired shots at an unoccupied vehicle on 23rd. St. near Olive Ave. (6th Council district) last night (Sept. 10) and LBPD has a suspect in custody.
It's the third shooting in LB's 6th Council district within three days (one of which was a homicide, coverage here and here) A continually updated chart on LBREPORT.com's front page (right column) shows Vice Mayor Andrews' 6th district currently has had the second highest number of LB shootings since Aug. 1 (the day after Mayor Garcia recommended a FY19 budget that restores 5 net citywide deployable officers, leaving 186 such officers unrestored; the Council approval vote was
LBPD Public Information Officer Alvino Herrera tells LBREPORT.com that at roughly 11:01 p.m., officers responded to a shots-fired call in the 800 block of E. 23rd St. (near Olive Ave.) and found a vehicle struck by multiple bullet rounds as well as casings near the vehicle.
PIO Herrera says:
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While assisting officers were responding to the call, they observed a vehicle driving away from the area of the call. The vehicle was being driven by a male Hispanic in his 20ís, with a shaved head and wearing a black shirt. Through their continued investigation, officers later found the vehicle unoccupied vehicle in the 1000 block of Cherry Avenue. While investigating the vehicle, officers observed a handgun inside. While impounding the vehicle for further investigation, a subject walked out a nearby residence and claimed responsibility for the vehicle. Officers detained the subject and positively identified him as the subject seen driving the vehicle away from the shooting area.
LBPD arrested/booked Raymond Walker, 21, of Long Beach on suspicion of shooting at an unoccupied vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.
For context, LBREPORT.com provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017:
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