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Homeowner And Gardener Shot In Quiet Burbank Neighborhood
A Burbank resident and a gardener working nearby were shot Wednesday morning, and police are now looking for the suspect who fled the scene in a sedan.
Around 7:20 a.m. this morning, police responded to reports of a shooting in the 1700 block of Catalina Street, reports the L.A. Times. There they found a Burbank resident, 67, who had been shot multiple times in the stomach outside of his home. A gardener, 33, who was working several houses down and across the street was also shot in the foot as the suspect fled.
Both victims—whose identities have not yet been released—were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, according to NBC LA, where the homeowner was taken in for surgery and is currently listed in serious condition, while the gardener is in good condition. According to the Times, the homeowner had just moved in a month ago.
"It's a nice neighborhood—this is insane," one neighbor, who had also just moved to the area because he felt unsafe at his apartment in North Hollywood, told the Times. "We were walking the dogs last night and chit chatting about how it's a great house and everyone is so friendly and nice—and someone decides to mess it up."
The shooter is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man in his 20s with dark hair. He was seen fleeing southbound on Catalina Street toward Victory Boulevard in a silver four-door sedan, according to police.
Police are investigating whether or not there is a connection between the homeowner and the suspect.