Man Told Cops He Was Shot on 5 Freeway, Cops Say That's Not What Happened
Multiple reports of shots fired sent Burbank Police officers out to the 1800 block of Landis Street at around 2:15 Friday morning, but there was no victim to be found. It was just moments later, though, when police at the Burbank Airport indicated they had located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand in the area, explains City News Service.
That man, in his mid-20s, told authorities he had been shot while driving on the 5 Freeway near the airport. His vehicle showed he'd been struck by a couple of rounds.
But authorities piecing together the shooting determined the man's story was sketchy--the shots had actually been fired back around Landis Street at Morgan Avenue, where the original calls of shots fired had come from. There police found glass they believe came from the victims car at the scene, and witnesses who report hearing a vehicle speeding away from the area.
The investigation remains ongoing.