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Brother Of Dodgers Pitcher Shot 5 Times In His Driveway

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Josh Ravin (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Joel Ravin, the older brother of Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin, was shot five times outside of his home in West Hills. Ravin was driving down an alley that leads to his home in the 22900 block of Vanowen Street in West Hills on Sunday morning at 1:45 a.m., KTLA reports. As Ravin pulled up to his driveway, a man—described as white and in his 30s—confronted him. Ravin was still inside his car when the attacker opened fire, striking Ravin five times in the arm, side, and stomach and twice in the neck. The attacker then got into a red, two-door car and left. Ravin's mother, Lana Ravin, said that Ravin's girlfriend tried to put pressure on his wounds, but couldn't tell where exactly they were as there was too much blood. Ravin underwent surgery and is now in stable condition and expected to survive.

Lana Ravin also said the attacker was someone they knew. Police say they know who the alleged shooter is, but do not currently have him in custody and have not released his identity.

Josh Ravin indicated via Twitter that the shooter is mentally ill, and called for "mental health control" as opposed to gun control.

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