Brother of LA Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin shot in West Hills

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Brother of LA Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin shot in West Hills
Eyewitness News has confirmed the older brother of Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin was shot in West Hills Sunday morning.

WEST HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police were looking for the gunman who shot the 30-year-old brother of a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher in West Hills Sunday morning.

Joel Ravin, the older brother of relief pitcher Josh Ravin, was shot at about 2 a.m. in an alleyway behind his apartment building in the 22900 block of Vanowen Street.

Ravin was pulling his SUV into his garage when he got into a confrontation with another man, who opened fire and then fled the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga Division. The SUV ended up slamming into the wall and door of a neighboring home.

The victim's girlfriend did not want to go on camera but said she ran outside when she heard the shots and found her wounded boyfriend.

Police responded to the scene and found the victim lying on the ground near the complex's garages. They said he was shot five times.

Ravin was rushed to a hospital and was last listed in stable condition.

Pitcher Josh Ravin sent out a series of tweets Sunday, including one that said they know who the shooter is and another that said his brother was shot by a "mentally unstable person."

Detectives said they were working to identify and locate the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the LAPD's Topanga Division.