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Councilmember Gordo to Host Online Meeting Regarding Recent Violent Incidents

City manager and police chief to attend meeting

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 6:46 am
 
Victor Gordo

Councilmember Victor Gordo will host an online virtual public safety community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss recent violent crimes. 

Police Chief John Perez and City Manager Steve Mermell will attend the event.

“[Sunday] evening at approximately 8:45 p.m., a drive-by shooting occurred near the Villa Parke Community Center at 363 E. Villa St.,” Gordo said in a prepared statement. “Two individuals were injured, a 14-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man.

“It is not known at this time whether this incident is related to the shootings from earlier this month, but this is under investigation. On Friday, there was also a stabbing in our district which resulted in a death. As before, I will share information with you as it becomes available.” 

According to Gordo, detectives are actively investigating the incident and are canvassing the neighborhood to speak with neighbors. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously at lacrimestoppers.com (insert keyword Pasadena).    

“As your councilmember, I have focused on public safety as a priority for our district and city,” Gordo said. “I believe we must have concrete city efforts that provide opportunities for our youth as well as violence prevention/intervention programs. I also have called for sufficient staffing, appropriate training, and resources for our Police Department to keep our neighborhoods safe. Along these lines, I stress the importance of our current council and community discussion of police oversight where we need to focus on the appropriate balance of strong investments in community resources, ensuring public safety, and adopting public oversight.”

Gordo can be reached at (626) 744-4741.

To attend the meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85314874111

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