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5 wounded in gang shooting in Valley Glen, police say

Map shows location of incident in black. In the latest reported week (Dec. 22 through Dec. 28), violent crime reports were about average and property crime reports jumped significantly. Click for more details on The Times' interactive Crime L.A. project.

Los Angeles police were searching Sunday for two men involved in a suspected gang-related shooting that left five wounded outside a Valley Glen home.

The incident occurred in the 6200 block of Babcock Avenue at about 10:55 p.m. Saturday after 10 people who had been at the home watching a televised boxing match went into the frontyard to talk, police said.

A dark-colored sedan pulled up, and a man emerged and asked those gathered in the yard where they were from.

“That’s usually a precursor to the question of what gang are you in and indicated to us that this was probably gang-related,” said Sgt. Aaron Ponce with the North Hollywood station.

The man drew a gun and began firing, wounding five men. Another man injured his leg while trying to flee. Two victims were in critical condition Sunday, and the status of the others was unknown, Ponce said.

Police said the shooter wore a hooded sweatshirt, but they had no other details of his appearance. The driver of the vehicle remained inside the car before both men drove away.


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Map: Shows location of incident in black. In the latest reported week (Dec. 22 through Dec. 28), violent crime reports were about average and property crime reports jumped significantly. Credit: Crime L.A.

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Let those gang members kill themselves off.

Just keeping it real. Gangbangers doing what they do best - ie, kill each other for no reason.


Yeah but whose to say that these victims are even in a gang?? I know folks that get hit up about gang relation a lot and have never been involved. Besides letting gangs kill each other is not so easy when families live in the same areas as mass violence. Little kids die that way so lets not go there.

Glen = a narrow secluded valley. Valley Glen? No seclusion here.

los angeles city of lost angeles killing for a street name that dont even belong to them

The devils are out @it again

Changing Sepulveda into North Hills, changing Canoga Park into West Hills, changing Van Nuys into Valley Village, etc. doesn't mean they aren't decaying urban barrios.

And Valley Glen is still North Hollywood.

The audacity, how are you going to ask me where Im from when I'm standing right in front of my house. "Wherever you are at, is where I'm from...Where you from?" is what he should've said. LA Gangs make me laugh.

I believe tptb are responsible for these types of random hits, because gangbangers knows who their enemies are. So you dum dums can believe that this was gang related, however I aint buying it!

I know one of the men that was critically injured. He was not a gang member, and has a small child and infant.

The guys in the car were hoods, but sadly, they hit people with good jobs, good friends and good family.

"Just because you're poor doesn't mean you're a criminal"

The same thing happened to me. I was surrounded by gang members and they said "where you from Ese?" I said I'm not my anywhere and not a gang member. The guy nearest to me pulled a knife then asks me for my wallet. I took off running I got away but others aren't so lucky. I called 911 and when the police arrived they said "what do you want us to do about it?"
Could not believe my ears and police wonder why people carry guns.

One of my friends was a victim of this shooting. He just passed away last night. He has a young daughter and a newborn son. HE WAS NOT A GANG MEMBER. The only gang-related thing about this incident is the cowardly gunman himself. For those of you who think every gang-related shooting is a gang-on-gang crime, you couldn't be more wrong. This could happen to ANYONE.

One of the victims who absorbed multiple wounds from the gunfire was a hard working, doing the right things family man. I know, correction, knew this man personnally and I stress the fact he was a man. A man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A FAMILY MAN! He's not with us now. What a shame. The smallest and most insecure individuals use distance and guns but a real man can take it personal, up front, hand to hand. May he now rest in PEACE and his family through time live with peace and for the shooters....I REALLY DON'T GIVE A DAMN!. Hell is your destiny, but I'm sure you're okay with that.


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