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Man Critically Wounded in Pasadena in Drive-By Shooting

Initial reports say the victim was shot by men in a car driving by

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 11:02 am
 
A critically wounded man is given medical aid by Pasadena paramedics, an arson investigator and a police officer on June 4, 2020 in the 100 block of Painter Street after the man was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting. Exclusive Pasadena Now photo

Pasadena police responding to calls of a shooting shortly before 11 a.m. discovered an adult man in critical condition in the 100 block of Painter Street on Thursday.

According to police, the victim — described as a man in his 20s — was shot by males in a passing vehicle.

Preliminarily, it appears the victim was standing on the sidewalk in front of the property when the suspects drove up alongside and shot at the victim, striking him in the torso area.

It has been reported by witnesses the suspect vehicle may have been a grey colored sedan which was occupied by at least two suspects.

“All violence is senseless,” said Pasadena Police Chief John Perez. “And during this time our community needs to come together and stop the violence.”

Perez said so far no one has been arrested.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital in critical condition.

This is an active investigation and detectives are currently following up with leads. The motive remains unknown.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call 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.

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