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LBPD Blotter - March 16, 2023

Release Date: 2023-03-16

Welcome to the LBPD Blotter!

As part of our ongoing commitment to external communications and providing valuable information to our community, the Department posts preliminary information about incidents that occurred the previous evening, including shootings and stabbings, as well as any other LBPD updates to the Department’s homepage and on the “News” tab of the Department’s website. This page will be updated as new incidents occur.

Here’s a recap of incidents occurring last night:

  • Officers investigate a hit-shooting:  On 3/15/2023, at approximately 6:22 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Locust Avenue regarding a report of a hit-shooting that was later determined to have occurred near the 100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway. Upon arrival, officers located evidence indicating a shooting had occurred. Other officers responded to a local hospital regarding a report of a gunshot victim. They contacted a male adult suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body and determined he was a victim of the shooting. The victim stated he was walking near the area when a nearby unknown male suspect shot him. The victim fled and self-transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival. At this time, no suspect information is available, the motive for the shooting is unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

    This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.