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Councilmember Rivas, Pasadena Police to Hold Virtual Meeting on Recent Shootings

Published on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 1:44 pm
 
Jess Rivas

Councilmember Jessica Rivas and the Pasadena Police Department will provide a community update about two recent shootings in a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

“As you probably heard, there were two shootings in our community just this week,” Rivas wrote in an email blast on Wednesday. “One happened Sunday, 1/16/22 on Villa Street and the other happened last night, 1/18/22 on Eldora Road. Please join me and the Pasadena Police Department for an update on both events.”

According to Rivas the meeting will also include updates on ShotSpotter, the City’s newly purchased gunshot detecting technology, and security cameras proposed for Villa Parke.

Rivas said members of the public will be able to ask questions.

The Tuesday shooting left a teenager in critical condition. Police said the 15-year-old boy was riding as a passenger in a car in Pasadena when he was shot and critically injured shortly before 3 p.m.

Police received a call shortly thereafter from a Pasadena Fire Department paramedic who said that while on an unrelated call in the 1600 block of North Los Robles Avenue first responders were flagged down by the driver of a car who asked for help for his wounded friend.

The driver, who was not injured, told the firefighters and paramedics his friend had been shot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in “very critical” condition.  A preliminary investigation concluded that the teenage boy was shot on Eldora Road and the driver of the car he was in then fled north on Los Robles, encountering the firefighters by chance.

Earlier in the week on Sunday, a 20-year-old man suffered multiple wounds when he was shot in the back and arm after a confrontation between two groups of young men.

Just before 10 p.m., the victim and two 19-year-old men were near Villa Parke when five men got out of a car.

One of the men in the larger group snatched a chain necklace off the victim and the attackers got back in their car — described only as a sedan  — and began to drive away.

As the car left, one of the passengers fired several shots at the three victims, striking the man from whom the necklace had been stolen. The other victims were not injured.

Pasadena Police Department is urging anyone with information about this case to call the  Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or you may report information anonymously by calling  “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website  http://lacrimestoppers.org.

To view the community meeting being conducted by Councilmember Rivas and the Pasadena Police Dept., visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8306866790

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