A drive-by shooting that took place in the 100 block of West Altadena Drive on Saturday night has no definitive relation to a nearby home where the Sheriff's Department previously received a tip about drug dealing, according to Capt. John Benedict of the Altadena Sheriff's Station.
Several readers left comments on our Sunday story about the shooting, mentioning a problem home in the neighborhood where the department has visited and where some believe drugs are being dealt. Several residents have also emailed Patch with further information about a home in the area.
However, Benedict said the department has not so far established a connection between the victims and any local homes in the area. He said the department has confirmed one of the two is an Altadena resident, but Benedict would not provide further details of where in town he lives.
The two victims, one 25 years old and one 27 years old, were standing on the sidewalk in the area in the area around 10:35 p.m. Saturday night when a black sedan drove by. Five to seven shots were fired from the sedan and the two men were both hit, one in the leg and one in the neck.
Benedict noted that a nearby home, whose address was provided to Patch by a reader who lives in the area, has been visited seven times for various reasons, though only once because of complaints about drug dealing. He said deputies did not find evidence of dealing in that visit and no arrests were made.
Benedict said that detectives in the drive-by case have not yet determined if there is a gang relation and said they have not yet determined whether the victims in the case will fully cooperate with the department or not. Both victims were hospitalized following the shooting Saturday night.