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Burbank Police investigating gang-related shooting

Burbank Police are investigating what they’re calling a gang-related shooting, which sent an 18 year-old male to the hospital. The victim was hit by gunfire on New Year’s Eve. It happened in the 200 block of West Verdugo Avenue at around 2:30 p.m. In a news release, Burbank PD spokesman, Sergeant Claudio Losacco said “Preliminary information is that a black sedan, occupied by two Hispanic males drove by, yelling gang related obscenities and shot at the victim and his friend.” The unidentified victim was rushed to the hospital... Read More →

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) 43rd District

Tragedy in Silver Lake: Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father gunned down

A tragedy in Silver Lake is resonating through Burbank, the Southland, and all the way to Sacramento. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home last night. Today, a team of Los Angeles Police detectives, headed by the robbery-homicide division, reportedly searching the scene and the neighborhood surrounding 78-year-old Joseph Gatto’s home for clues, according to the L.A. Times website. Early media reports say Gatto’s sister, Marianna Gatto, became concerned after her father did not show up for their traditional Wednesday night... Read More →

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UPDATED: Aftermath of deadly shooting spree in Santa Monica

  UPDATED: Sunday, June 9, 2013 3:38 p.m.  A fifth shooting spree victim has died bringing the total to six dead. Details here.   The FBI has joined the investigation into that deadly shooting rampage in the Southland coastal community of Santa Monica yesterday. Five people were killed including the alleged gunman, who apparently died as the result of a shootout with law enforcement on the Santa Monica College campus. The Los Angeles Times has more details on the shooting spree as well as the... Read More →

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Photo: The Arizona Republic/The Los Angeles Times -- A victim of last Saturday's mass shooting in Arizona, 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. Her father is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dodgers step up to help family of Arizona shooting victim

   The Los Angeles Dodgers announced some special arrangements today for the grieving family of  the youngest Arizona mass shooting victim, Christina Taylor Green. The 9-year-0ld nicknamed, “Princess,” by her father, is the daughter of Dodgers scout, John Green, and the granddaughter of Dallas Green, a major league executive who’s a former pitcher and manager as well.  When a gunman sprayed a political gathering with bullets last Saturday, young Christina was hit in the chest. She died later at a hospital. Five others were killed... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- A moment of silence observed at the White House for Arizona shooting victims January 10, 2011

Photo Gallery: A moment of silence for Arizona shooting victims

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the White House staff stood outside in freezing temperatures at 11 a.m. Eastern Time today — to honor the innocent victims of last Saturday’s shooting rampage in Arizona. They were joined in that moment of silence by Americans across the nation.

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Photo: Jack Kurtz/Arizona Republic -- Nancy Platt adds a bouquet of flowers to a makeshift memorial outside University Medical Center Tucson, Arizona January 9, 2011

Photo Gallery: Deadly shooting in Arizona

In a terrific article by Richard Ruelas of the Arizona Republic, Nancy Platt, an instructor at the community college where the alleged gunman, Jared Loughner, once attended, is quoted as saying: “We always look for the perpetrators outside of us, different nationalities, or different religions,” she said. “Turns out its just one of us.” Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition after brain surgery and the other wounded victims of yesterday’s shooting rampage outside Tucson are being treated at the local University Medical Center. People are coming to the memorial there to... Read More →

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Photo: www.whitehouse.gov -- President Obama reacts to the mass shooting in Arizona January 8, 2011

President Obama speaks out about mass shooting in Arizona

Remarks by the President on the Shootings in Tucson, Arizona The White House THE PRESIDENT:  As many of you are aware, earlier today a number of people were shot in Tucson, Arizona, including several who were meeting at a supermarket with their congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.  We are still assembling all the facts, but we know that Representative Giffords was one of the victims.  She is currently at a hospital in the area, and she is battling for her life. We also know that at least five people lost their lives... Read More →

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