“These individuals should not get away with doing this in the darkness of night without their identities being known,” said Councilman Al Austin.
Shootings in Long Beach increased 58.9% during the first half of this year and the number of people wounded in those shootings rose 55%, police said.
The officers were nearby when a triple shooting ended with one critically wounded victim running into a nearby Hooters restaurant, the chief said.
Long Beach hasn’t decided whether it will require city workers to be vaccinated. It’s still trying to get a full picture of who’s gotten a shot and who hasn’t.
The issue of rising crime got a renewed focus when gunfire rang out at The Pike, wounding three people at the popular shopping center where crowds were packed into stores and restaurants.
“It’s not every day that a bullet goes through your front door and there’s blood all over the floor,” LBPD Chief Robert Luna said.
The smash-and-grab burglaries stretched from SteelCraft to Downtown and included restaurants like The Breakfast Bar and Waffle Love, according to information from police.
Many unaccompanied youth have languished at facilities like the one in Long Beach beyond what is allowed under a settlement agreement governing how they are to be treated, according to attorneys for the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law, which has been monitoring the children at migrant centers across the county.
Misi Tagaloa preached compassion for the homeless while he ran for City Council. In private, he was embezzling from a man under his care, prosecutors allege.
Police were searching for the driver, who fled on foot after the crash did serious damage to his or her vehicle.