First published in the Oct. 30 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
A man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the arm after a local shooting this week, according to the Burbank Police Department, which said it has identified a suspect.
Burbank police officers responded to the area of Frederic Street and Chandler Boulevard Thursday at about 10 p.m. after receiving multiple reports of possible gunshots, Lt. Derek Green said in a statement. Officers found a wounded man, who was taken to a trauma center for emergency surgery, Green added. No updates to the man’s condition were available as of Friday morning. Continue reading “Police Search for Suspect After Local Shooting”
Note: This story describes the video of the shooting but does not display it. The video, which after this story was published was replaced by an updated version that did not say David Kahler had felony convictions, can be viewed on the Burbank Police Department’s YouTube page.
Though Burbank crime reports continued climbing in the final month of 2020, the year totaled the lowest figure since 2014, according to data from the police department. Burbank’s total reports for “index crimes” — a selection of seven incident types commonly used by law enforcement to gauge crime rates — were at 2,649 for 2020. That number of index crimes, which include thefts, robberies, aggravated assaults and burglaries, was a 5.6% decrease from 2019’s total. The 2020 crime report total, according to the Burbank Police Department’s statistics, was Burbank’s third-lowest since 2011; only 2013, which had 2,601 reports, and 2014, which had 2,576, had lower counts.