A juvenile was booked into a detention center and a person of interest was detained in connection with an attempted carjacking that turned into a shootout in Burbank, police said Tuesday.
Officers were called to reports of shots fired in the 2500 block of North Brighton Street at about 6:30 p.m. Monday and located a firearm near a parked vehicle, the Burbank Police Department said.
A distraught female at a nearby residence told officers she had been approached by two suspects, one of whom had a gun, and that they ordered her out of her vehicle.
A neighbor who saw the carjacking taking place intervened, and “[a]n exchange of gunfire between a suspect and neighbor occurred,” the department said.
The suspects then took off in a separate vehicle, police said. The victim and neighbor were uninjured.
During the investigation, officers were called to a report of a person with a gunshot wound about two miles away, in the 200 block of E. Cypress Avenue.
“Officers immediately responded and located a male juvenile and male adult,” the department said. “The adult appeared to suffer from a gunshot wound.”
Police said the adult, an 18-year-old Sylmar man, was taken to a trauma center for treatment of his injuries.
Officers at the scene found a stolen vehicle, “which was determined to be related to the incident,” police said.
The juvenile was booked into a detention center on suspicion of carjacking, police said, adding that the 18-year-old, who is still at a hospital, was a person of interest in the investigation.
The department asked anyone with relevant information to call its detective bureau at 818-238-3210.
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