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Shootings Are Gang-Related, Say Burbank Cops

Three teenagers and a 20-year-old woman were shot on Aug. 2 on the 6400 block of 86th Street in Burbank.

Burbank Police do not have any suspects and do not know why the shootings occurred. Burbank Police Captain Joe Ford, however, said the shootings appeared to be gang-related. {{more}}

All the victims were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Two of the victims had surgery. The condition of those two were not known at press time.

A 19-year-old Burbank male was reportedly shot three times. An 18-year-old Chicago male was shot twice, while the woman received one gunshot wound.

Ford said all three victims were targets. They were attending a birthday party for a 19-year-old youth who was not hit by any of the bullets. Some bullet holes were found in a fence on the property, police said.

The youth whose birthday was being celebrated, according to police, is an admitted gang member.

Ford said that an increase in gang activity has been reported in the area and patrols have since been increased.

If anyone has any further information on this shooting, they may contact the Burbank Police Department at (708) 924-7300.

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