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Police question man's claim of shooting near Bob Hope Airport

November 2, 2012 |  8:32 am

Burbank police are looking into claims by a man who said he was shot in the hand on the Golden State Freeway near Bob Hope Airport early Friday, an incident investigators say they believe happened elsewhere.

Burbank officers first responded to reports of shots fired at 2:15 a.m. at the 1800 block of Landis Street, officials said. Moments later, Bob Hope Airport police reported that they had stopped a man for speeding near Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue and discovered he was suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand, said Burbank police Sgt. Doug Brown.

Police reported that the man said he had been shot on the northbound Golden State Freeway. However, Brown said investigators believe that the shooting occurred at the scene of the original crime report near Landis and Morgan Avenue, in part because glass believed to have come from the victim's car was found there.

"We had preliminary information that it happened on the freeway, but what we're seeing is that it doesn't appear that's where it happened," Brown said.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Brown said police have not yet apprehended any suspects. No further details were available.

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