Jan 9 2017
Pasadena Shootings Possible Ties to Gang Rivals
 
Early this morning we received notice of a shooting in nearby Council District 3 (represented by Councilmember John J. Kennedy) that involved four victims, two of which were fatal and one which remains in critical condition. It is likely this incident is gang-related.
As many of you know, I have previously called on the City Council to increase staffing at the police department and I ask you to join me in renewing that demand. I also am asking the Police Chief to increase patrols by utilizing overtime. Our office will be in direct contact with the Police Chief and his department and I will distribute information to you as it becomes available.
While the shooting did not occur in District 5, this is a reminder of the need to redouble our efforts to ensure our police department is properly staffed and that we are providing community violence prevention programs and resources in order to ensure safety and security in our city. Please call me if you have any questions. I can be reached directly at (626) 664-9656.
Best regards,
Councilmember Victor M. Gordo
Below are the specifics received from Police Chief Sanchez:
On Saturday, January 6 at about 11:53 P.M., Pasadena Police Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 Block of W. Claremont St. Officers located the scene of the shooting and a 23 year old man was found lifeless in the 70 block Pepper St. Within minutes paramedics at Fire Station 36 (1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave) reported that they were treating a second gunshot victim at the station, a 38 year old woman. She was taken to a local area hospital in critical condition.
At the same time, a single vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of California Blvd., and St. John Ave. Officers responded and discovered two additional gunshot victims at the scene of the collision. The third victim, a 23 year old man, was lifeless in the car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The fourth victim, another man who was also a passenger in this vehicle, had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital.
Pasadena Police Detectives are currently handling the investigation. The motive is not known at this time and the identities of the victims are being withheld pending proper notification is given to families. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at 626- 744-4241 or you may report information anonymously at lacrimestoppers.com (insert key word Pasadena)
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