2 targets in unrelated shootings

first_imgGLENDALE – A man was shot at his home in a quiet northwest Glendale neighborhood Tuesday, less than 24 hours after a 17-year-old boy was shot during a confrontation between two vehicles’ occupants. Tuesday’s shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Bruce Avenue, a street of single-family homes, many with neatly kept yards. The victim was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and police had no suspect in custody. “We don’t know what the circumstances are surrounding the shooting,” said Sgt. Tom Lorenz, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department. The victim’s condition was unclear. Police were talking to the victim’s mother, who was home at the time of the shooting but was not considered a suspect, and to other relatives. Officers blocked traffic along the 1300 block of Bruce after the shooting, and residents expressed shock at the attack. “I was out this morning. When I came home, the street was all blocked off,” said neighbor Deb Johnson, 31, who works as a consultant. “You never want to hear that there’s been something like this on your street.” Police do not believe that Tuesday’s shooting is related to a shooting Halloween night, also in northwest Glendale. Two 18-year-olds from North Hollywood are jailed in connection with the Halloween shooting. In that incident, a 17-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when he was shot about 9:45 p.m. Monday near Glenwood Road and Alameda Avenue, police said. Two men in a white Honda confronted the teenager and his friends, who were in a white van, and the Honda’s driver got out and shot at the van’s occupants several times with a handgun. The wounded teenager was driven to a hospital by his friends. The assailants followed the van and opened fire again at Western Avenue and the Golden State Freeway, but no one was hit by those bullets, police said. Burbank police officers saw a white Honda speeding and stopped it, arresting Mkrtich Melkonian and Hrant Barsegyan, who are both 18 and from North Hollywood. The men have been booked on suspicion of attempted murder. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more