UPDATE #1 March 24, 2014 10:33 a.m. From a news release sent out by Burbank Police Department – Police Search For Shooting Suspects – The red SUV abandoned at the accident site had major collision damage and multiple bullet holes in the right rear area. The victim, Mario Gamboa, was treated for a single gunshot to the back.
Gamboa’s vehicle was struck several times by gunfire, causing him to crash on the access road of Alameda Avenue, east of Flower Street. Mr. Gamboa was picked up at the scene by a friend and dropped off at the hospital a short time later.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Alameda Avenue and Flower Street this morning between 1:20 a.m. and 1:45 a.m., and may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the Burbank Police Department, Investigations Bureau, at 818-238-3210.
Original Story Published March 24, 2014 8:55 a.m.
Burbank Police continue to investigate a shooting and traffic accident in the area of E. Alameda Avenue and Flower St. that sent one person to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center during the early morning hours today, March 24.
When officers arrived on scene, they found one abandoned vehicle with severe damage to the left side and multiple bullet holes on the right side, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. Officers then established a crime scene.
At 2:10 a.m., Burbank Police were notified by St. Joseph’s personnel that a gunshot victim had come into the hospital for treatment. The male victim had one gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.
Police officers discovered the victim was shot in a vehicle in the area of Alameda Avenue and Flower Street.
The injured man was treated and then released by the hospital at which point police took him into custody. Officers arrested the gunshot victim, Mario Gamboa, age 30 and a resident of Sylmar, for a parolee-at-large charge.
Gamboa was booked at the Burbank Jail and then transported to the L.A. County Jail. He is being held without bail on the parole charge and receiving care for his injury.
The investigation into the shooting and accident is ongoing regarding the identity of the other involved parties and vehicle, said Ryburn.
Police ask for anyone who may have been in the area, on Alameda Avenue or on the 5 Freeway, around the time of 1:25 to 1:35 a.m. today, who may have seen or heard anything possibly connected to the shooting and accident to contact the department at 818-238-3000.