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Police were called to the three-flat in the 5800 block of 79th Street on April 30 by the building’s owner who told investigators he was alerted to the incident by a relative who resides in one of the apartment units.
According to Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department, responding officers observed several bullet holes in the door and one in the wall of the basement unit.
Police made entry into the unit but found no one inside. There were no reported injuries.
“Four spent .45-caliber shell casings were recovered from the scene and four projectiles were recovered from within the apartment,” Dudlo said.
According to the landlord, the tenant told him he was entertaining some guest when there was a knock on the back door around 7 a.m. After the tenant inquired who was at the door, someone began shooting — police records indicate.
Investigators said there was no evidence the shooter ever entered the unit.
Dudlo said the occupants of the unit left before police arrived and and are not cooperating with investigators.
“We believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe this is connected to the two shootings reported last week. Based on statements obtained and evidence found, we believe this incident is drug related,” Dudlo said.
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The shooter was described as a male wearing all black. Police said a white vehicle that was seen speeding westbound through the alley behind the building around the time of the incident may have been involved.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Burbank Police Investigative Unit at (708) 924-7300.