2 men shot in Burbank; suspect flees in car

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Two men were shot in Burbank Wednesday morning, and police are searching for the shooter, who they say fled the scene in a vehicle. (KABC)

Two men were shot in Burbank Wednesday morning, and police are searching for the shooter, who they say fled the scene in a vehicle.

The shooting occurred around 7:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Catalina Street.

Police said the suspect opened fire from a four-door silver vehicle and then took off southbound on Catalina Street toward Victory Boulevard. The suspect was only described as a male in his 20s with dark hair.

One victim, a 67-year-old male, was found shot in the driveway of his home, and the second victim, a 33-year-old male, was found shot a few houses down, where he works as a gardener.

According to Burbank police, the 67-year-old victim was shot in the stomach, underwent surgery and was listed in serious condition. The 33-year-old victim was recovering from a gunshot wound to the foot and was said to be in stable condition.

Rafael Rodriguez works with the gardener. He says he came out from the backyard of the house where they were working and found his helper lying on the ground.

Police are still looking into what prompted the shooting and were trying to determine the relationship between the victims and the suspect.

Shootings in Burbank are rare, police said.

"This is a very quiet area. We don't hear stuff like that around here. It's very unnerving," said Joyce Rizzo, an area resident.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3210.
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