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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Releases Information About Spate of 4 Recent Shootings

In the past few weeks there have been several shootings in the Altadena area.

The Los Angeles Conty Sheriff’s Department, in a statement Tuesday night, said that although “we can share some additional details about the incidents, however, there are some aspects we cannot share concerning the crimes due to ongoing investigations.”

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a couple of the shootings may be gang related, Sheriff’s Department officials said.

“Stopping violent acts such as these will take all of the Altadena community to work with Law Enforcement and share information to help solve and stop these incidents from occurring,” the statement said.

Here is what the Sheriff’s Department shared about the recent shootings:

On Monday, July 25, 2016, at 11:00 pm, an adult male and female were in a car in the 600 block of East Pine St. The male victim sustained a wound to his left palm and right wrist. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 1:30 am, a shooting occurred on Lake Avenue and Woodbury Rd., in Altadena. The male victim was in a vehicle when he was fired upon and sustained wounds to his left hand and left knee.

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 2:30 am, a shooting occurred in the 200 block of West Calaveras St., in Altadena. Seven people were inside a residence when it was fired upon, thankfully no one was injured.

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 9:00 pm, an adult male was walking in the 2200 block of North Lincoln Ave., in Altadena when he was fired upon. The victim sustained a wound to his left leg.

The Sheriff’s Department urged any member of the public with information about any of these shootings to contact Crime Stoppers at

The purpose of Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers is to prevent and reduce crime, by forming a partnership among the community, law enforcement and the media to offer anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information leading to an arrest, making the community a safer place for all who live or work in the region.

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

The Department said, its release, that all crime tips are completely anonymous. No personal information, phone number, email address, IP address or location is ever requested, saved, traced, tracked or monitored, authorities said.

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