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Pedestrians get pelted by BBs

November 24, 2010

Three people on Nov. 17 were struck by either BBs or pellets while walking in their respective residential neighborhoods, police reported.

At 3:15 p.m., a 50-year-old man was walking near Winona Avenue and North Lamer Street when he was shot in the back of the leg. He was unable to see who or where the shots came from.

Half an hour later, about 21/2 miles away, two young boys were also shot in the back of their legs with a similar weapon — either a BB or pellet gun — near South Kenneth Road and East Verdugo Avenue, according to the police reports.

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The boys, 13 and 14, saw three suspects they described as 16 to 17 years old and dark skinned. The victims said the shooters were driving a light blue, four-door SUV.

Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said no additional incidents have been reported.

All three victims sustained minor wounds but didn't need medical attention.

Officials urge traffic safety during holidays

Burbank police urged shoppers to use caution when dealing with holiday traffic this year.

For those planning to shop at the Burbank Empire Center, officials recommended using Buena Vista Street while heading eastbound toward the shopping complex. Shoppers are also encouraged to leave the same way to avoid further congestion at North Victory Place and North Burbank Boulevard.

Shoppers at the Burbank Town Center were also encouraged to make right turns when exiting parking structures to help traffic flow smoothly.

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