Burbank police units were on scene at the the Phillips 66 gas station located at 5149 W. 79th St. about 9:00 p.m. Monday night. Three patrol vehicles were in the parking lot of the gas station surrounding a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. An unmarked unit with a plainclothes officer arrived a short time later to assist.
The Hyundai had damage to the front of the vehicle and was missing it’s bumper. The windshield appeared to have suffered impact damage directly in front of the driver’s seat. Witnesses at the gas station reported seeing a man in the vehicle covered in blood who was taken away by ambulance. A Burbank police source said there had been a fight and confirmed that a man was taken to the hospital.
Two female subjects sat on the sidewalk in handcuffs while police spoke with an unrestrained male off to one side. Police questioned the persons for about 45 minutes eventually releasing the females from the handcuffs. All three were taken from the scene in Burbank police cars. A tow truck removed the Hyundai a short time later.
A Phillips 66 clerk said she heard the incident was gang related and the fight had started at another location and spilled over into the gas station. A reader of the Burbank Beat Facebook page who maintains a live police audio feed posted, "Based on scanner audio...this appears to be gang related."
A customer in the store said the man taken to the hospital may have been struck with a baseball bat and that the damage to the SUV was baseball bat inflicted.
The Burbank Beat will continue to follow and update this story.