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Two Shot in Gang-Related Attack

Police are investigating an early Saturday shooting on Olivina Avenue, near North P Street.

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The Livermore Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of Olivina Avenue. About 1:17 a.m. Saturday, LPD received a call of an intoxicated male stumbling in the area of Olivina Avenue and N. P Street.  Officers arrived on scene and located a 20-year-old Hispanic male on the ground near the entrance of a business in the 1500 block of Olivina Avenue.  Officers could see that the male had been the victim of a physical assault due to some visible injuries to his face. It was later determined that he had also been shot in the torso.

A juvenile witness on scene, who was with the victim at the time of the incident, informed LPD officers that he witnessed three Hispanic males physically attack the victim. At the conclusion of the physical attack, one of the suspects shot the victim in the torso. The witness described the suspects as three Hispanic males, approximately 20 years old, wearing dark-colored clothing.

As the investigation continued, the witness later revealed that he had also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the incident. Both victims were transported to Eden Hospital for medical treatment. After undergoing surgery, Victim #1 remains in critical condition.  Victim #2 was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. LPD Detectives are actively investigating the shooting as a gang-related crime.

The Livermore Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspects in this case.  If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to call the Livermore Police Department at 925-294-7565.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so.

JustRobb! June 28, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Woe JoAnne I never said I believe that OUR tax dollars should be spent for a theater that sells seats $100/performance and that the city should be obligated to pay for the regional theater, I cant afford the damn theater! I said the opposite please reread my posts I am against lavish spending on this level and I am also against after school programs run on an all volunteer basis when city mangers and police chiefs make a third of a million dollars a year in inflated salaries! I said I want all government salaries to be subject to a 20% cut so we could afford to put money into schools but I also want principle and district employees that get inflated salaries and pensions replaced with less expensive people. JoAnne we simply can NOT afford to continue to pay these over paid people for services not rendered or rendered poorly. More over I dont want the mayor telling us that we need to all volunteer for some after school program as a solution to families getting beat up on Portola for their cell phone while the cops we paid to protect that family sit in groups on 1st street and ogle pretty drunk girls as they pass at a quarter of a million dollars a year per cop!
John Marchand June 29, 2012 at 04:15 AM
@Rebecca - I am glad that you brought up the 9212 report, the BART study, because that brings up an issue that was lost in the strident rhetoric of the last election. Much was made of the fact that 8,300 people signed the “BART on 580” initiative. Bringing BART into the downtown was a mechanism MTC to provide funding for BART, because the MTC requires higher density before they will fund transit extensions. It’s called “Transit Oriented Development” or TOD. The initiative was very cleverly crafted because it required the breaking of the citizen-mandated urban growth boundary, or UGB. The UGB is what protects Livermore’s hills and surrounding open space. The initiative would have allowed developers to extend urban sprawl into protected areas near Greenville. In 2005, 20,000 voters, or 72% of the ballots cast, voted to protect the UGB. Of all of the people whom I spoke with, none had read the initiative before signing and none of them knew that the initiative required breaking the voter-supported UGB. The 9212 report was valuable because it considered a new alignment and identified a TOD receiver site south of the freeway. This protected the UGB and preserved the will of those voters from 2005. As a member of the A.C. Transit Commission, I successfully fought to include $400 million in the Measure B reauthorization to bring BART to Livermore along the freeway. This is the first time that construction funds have ever been identified.
John Marchand June 29, 2012 at 04:59 AM
@JustRobb – As mayor, my TCOE (Total Cost of Employment) for the City is $1,528 per month or $18,342 per year. This includes the PARS pension payment of 1.3% of my salary and my phone allowance. As I mentioned before, I accept no medical benefits from the City.
Bay Area Patch Reader June 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57463760-504083/heaven-sutton-7-year-old-chicago-girl-fatally-shot-moments-after-getting-hair-styled-for-trip-to-disney-world/ I am not going to assume that I don't need to worry about the gangs directly coming at me. Obviously our city is not on the same level as Chicago when it comes to population, violence and crime. But I certainly don't want to wait and see if something like this happens in our town.
Ryken Christiansen July 03, 2012 at 07:16 AM
Kudos on the response and logic. From a former soldier's point of view - like those in the military, the LPD mission is to protect and serve. City leaders up and down the chain have the duty to ensure the LPD has the resources necessary to combat against gang activity and enlist the public's support. Leaders find solutions even if "grants" can't be diverted (nothing is impossible - difficult - but not impossible); weak leaders hide behind policies and procedures. Best to ensure the safety of Livermore citizens and gangs do pose a threat to that safety.

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