Police Investigate North Brighton Shooting

First published in the Aug. 27 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

An investigation is underway following an early-morning shooting Monday in the 2800 block of North Brighton Street that has left one person dead and another in fair condition.
Burbank Police responded to a report of the shooting Aug. 22 at 7:15 a.m. The first police officer to arrive on the scene encountered an injured man in the front yard of a residence. The police officer rendered aid to the man until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to a local hospital for his injuries, which were later determined to be non-life-threatening.
Additionally, Burbank Police received calls regarding a second male that was wounded in the 2800 block of North Lincoln Street. The arriving officers were flagged down by a female, who told officers a man inside of her home had been shot. The officers entered the home and located the man who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Paramedics responded, but the male was pronounced dead at the scene.
The identity of the man is not being released pending official identification by the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner’s Office and notification of the next of kin.
Investigators have conducted a thorough investigation thus far, which has included speaking with witnesses, canvassing the area for evidence and collecting surveillance video. The investigation revealed the identity of two individuals believed to be involved in the shooting, who fled prior to the arrival of the police. Those two people have been located and interviewed. A gun believed to be involved in the shooting has been recovered.
The police believe these incidents are not random acts, and investigators believe all people involved knew each other. Detectives are actively looking for a motive and trying to determine what circumstances led up to the shooting.
No arrests have been made at this time, but the investigation continues and will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review and filing consideration.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Investigations Division at (818) 238-3210.