Man Shot Multiple Times in Alley Friday Night

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Investigation Underway After Late-Night Shooting Leaves One Hospitalized

BURBANK, CA – An investigation is currently underway following a late-night shooting that took place on July 7, 2023, leaving one person hospitalized and in fair condition. The Burbank Police Department responded to the scene after receiving reports of a possible shooting in the 500 block of East San Jose Avenue around 10:40 p.m.

Upon arrival, the first responding officer discovered evidence of a shooting in the north alley of East San Jose Avenue, situated between Sixth Street and Glenoaks Boulevard. Additional police officers were quickly dispatched to the scene and directed their attention to a male victim in the alley, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Officers promptly initiated first aid procedures while waiting for paramedics to arrive. The victim was subsequently transported to a nearby trauma center for medical treatment, with his injuries reported to be non-life-threatening.

Residents residing in the vicinity reported hearing multiple shots fired in quick succession. In their investigation, the police discovered several empty bullet casings strewn across the alley. Furthermore, paramedics were also summoned to the scene to treat an individual who suffered injuries from shattered glass resulting from the shooting.

Despite a thorough search of the area, law enforcement officers were unable to locate the suspect(s) involved in the incident. The Burbank Police Department deployed multiple officers to conduct a comprehensive search for the perpetrator(s), but they remain at large.

The victim, identified as a 45-year-old Burbank resident, is currently recovering from his injuries. In an effort to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, detectives are diligently working to identify the suspect(s) and determine a motive. Based on preliminary investigations, authorities believe this was not a random act of violence.

The investigative team is actively gathering information by interviewing witnesses, canvassing the area for additional evidence, and reviewing surveillance footage. The Burbank Police Department is urging anyone with relevant information regarding this incident to come forward and contact the Investigations Division at (818) 238-3210.

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    1. 98% firearms used in criminal offenses, as a survey of prisoners evidences, were obtained through illegal channels. Source: U.S. Department of Justice; Source and Use of Firearms Involved in
      Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016; https://bjs.ojp.gov/content/pub/pdf/suficspi16.pdf

      The recent incident is a stark reminder of the struggles we, and communities across the nation, face when it comes to ensuring public safety. My thoughts are with the victim and all those affected by this troubling event.

      In times like these, I believe it’s crucial to delve beneath the surface and truly understand the facts surrounding firearm-related crimes. Data from the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates provides some critical insights. According to this survey, 21% of prisoners used a firearm during their offenses, but less than 2% of these firearms were obtained legally from retail sources. 56% of the firearms used in these crimes were either stolen, found at the crime scene, or sourced from the underground market.

      These findings reveal a sobering truth: 98% of firearms used in these offenses were obtained through illegal channels. Given this statistic, it appears that simply increasing restrictions on legal firearm purchases will not significantly affect firearm-related crimes.

      In light of these facts, I believe our focus should not be on enhancing regulatory measures. Instead, we should channel our efforts toward disrupting the flow of firearms through illicit channels. Initiatives that educate the public about responsible firearm use and programs that address the root causes of crime could be more influential in improving public safety.

      In moments of crisis, the instinct is to act swiftly. However, the most effective responses often emerge from thoughtful deliberation and careful analysis. Data-driven strategies, I believe, are crucial in our shared goal of creating safer communities. So, let’s stand together, grounded in facts, and work to implement meaningful and impactful solutions.

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