City officials will host a virtual Public Safety Community meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss Tuesday’s shooting at Villa Parke which left two people dead and a third person in critical condition.
Mayor Elect Victor Gordo will host the meeting, which will also be attended by City Manager Steve Mermell and Police Chief John Perez.
At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Pasadena Police Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 300 block of Parke Street. Three victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds in the northeast portion of Villa-Parke, adjacent to the soccer field.
One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two men were in critical condition and rushed to a local hospital by Pasadena Paramedics where a second victim died. The third man remains in critical, but stable condition.
According to a statement released on Wednesday, a preliminary investigation into the incident revealed the victims were at a park bench in the northeast portion of the park when they were shot.
It is not known how many shooters were involved in the incident. The assailant may have fled in a dark-colored sedan.
It is not known at this time whether this incident is related to a shooting death from late November, but it is under investigation.
Gordo said he will share information as it becomes available.
“As your Councilmember and, more importantly, as a member of the community, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who have been killed by this senseless act of violence,” Gordo said. “I have focused on public safety as a priority for our District and City. I have always and will continue to call for sufficient staffing and resources for our Police Department to keep our neighborhoods safe. I also believe that strengthening our neighborhood resources and community programs provides an effective deterrent to violence.”
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Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241, or you may report information anonymously at lacrimestoppers.com (insert key word “Pasadena”).
Questions or comments for the meeting can be emailed below. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at (626) 744-4741 or by replying to this email.