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By Veronica Rocha and By Veronica Rocha | December 7, 2013
A bullet from a neighbor's discharged handgun came within foot of striking a Glendale teen who was sleeping Friday in her bed inside her parent's apartment, police said. The bullet traveled from a neighboring apartment in the 600 block of South Glendale Avenue through the front door of the girl's parents unit and finally stopped inside a dresser drawer near her bed, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. The girl's parents reportedly discovered the bullet hole inside their unit about 7:20 a.m. and notified police, who were able to trace its path to a similar opening outside the neighbors' unit.
NEWS
October 25, 2002
Ben Godar SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- A rolling shootout between two cars Wednesday night sent a stray bullet into the home of a Glendale man. The shootout occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on South Central Avenue, between Cypress Street and Los Feliz Road. Occupants of a white BMW and a black car opened fire on each other, police said. One bullet entered a nearby apartment, shattering a bedroom window and hitting the wall on the other side of the room.
NEWS
August 21, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- An elderly Glendale man struck by a stray bullet more than two weeks ago as he was passing a fight has died. Armenak Nersysian, 75, was shot once in the chest about 6 p.m. Aug. 5 as he walked near the intersection of Adams Street and Elk Avenue, police said. A group of about 10 men were fighting nearby, and while officers were en route to the fight, a shot was fired that hit Nersysian, officials said. "This was an innocent bystander," Glendale Police spokesman Sgt. Bruce Fox said.
NEWS
August 2, 2004
Mark R. Madler A teenager playing catch with a Wiffle Ball at Montrose Community Park was struck and injured Sunday afternoon by a stray bullet that police said was fired from an unknown location. The 13-year-old was listed in critical but stable condition with a gunshot wound to his chest at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. "Whether this was intentional or unintentional, we are asking that if the public heard anything or saw anything to contact the police," Lorenz added.
NEWS
August 5, 2004
A boy wounded by an apparently stray bullet over the weekend was released Wednesday from Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, a hospital spokeswoman said. Michael Booth, 13, of Reseda, was struck by the bullet Sunday as he played catch with a Wiffle Ball to pass time during a baseball tournament at Montrose Community Park. His parents picked him up about 9 a.m., hospital spokeswoman Connie Matthews said. Hospital surgeons have recommended keeping the small-caliber bullet inside the boy's kidney to prevent additional trauma or bleeding, Matthews said.
NEWS
August 30, 2001
Is our city hemorrhaging? This is the question I ask myself after reading the News-Press. I've read a story about a man killed by a stray bullet. In another, I read about a drive-by shooting. In yet another, there was a story about a man, at an upscale security building, shot by his neighbor. These are serious signs. Why isn't anybody addressing these issues at the City Council meetings? Where is the quality of life that we were once bragging about?
NEWS
August 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler The teenage boy critically wounded by a stray bullet in Montrose Community Park over the weekend spent his first night in the hospital talking with a friend on the phone and experiencing "off and on" pain, his parents said Monday. Glendale Police, meanwhile, continued its investigation into the apparently random shooting and seek help from the public to find whoever fired the gun. Surgeons at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena have recommended keeping the small-caliber bullet inside the kidney of Michael Booth, 13, to prevent additional trauma or bleeding, said the boy's father, John Booth, of Reseda.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
GLENDALE — A bullet hole on the floor of a Glendale family’s Doran Street apartment is a small but vivid reminder of how narrowly they escaped tragedy Wednesday night. Anashe Torosian, 19, was lying on the living-room floor of her parent’s one-bedroom, second-floor apartment about 5:30 p.m. when she suddenly heard an explosion and sensed something fly past her face. When she looked down at the floor she saw a small object, so she picked it up. It was hot to the touch. Seconds later, her father, Soltan Torosian, walked into the apartment and she gave him the object — a stray bullet.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | August 6, 2004
When Mike Booth accompanied his father, John, to Montrose Community Park to help with a Sunday afternoon baseball tournament, the Reseda man said he half-expected his son to get hit with stray baseballs. What he didn't expect was for the 13-year-old to get hit with a stray bullet as he filled in for another boy in a Whiffle Ball game. "Something like that, it's a one-in-a-million thing," John Booth, a former Glendale resident, said as he sat in his son's room at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where the teen was transported after being struck with what Glendale police assume was a stray bullet.
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By Veronica Rocha and By Veronica Rocha | December 7, 2013
A bullet from a neighbor's discharged handgun came within foot of striking a Glendale teen who was sleeping Friday in her bed inside her parent's apartment, police said. The bullet traveled from a neighboring apartment in the 600 block of South Glendale Avenue through the front door of the girl's parents unit and finally stopped inside a dresser drawer near her bed, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. The girl's parents reportedly discovered the bullet hole inside their unit about 7:20 a.m. and notified police, who were able to trace its path to a similar opening outside the neighbors' unit.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
GLENDALE — A bullet hole on the floor of a Glendale family’s Doran Street apartment is a small but vivid reminder of how narrowly they escaped tragedy Wednesday night. Anashe Torosian, 19, was lying on the living-room floor of her parent’s one-bedroom, second-floor apartment about 5:30 p.m. when she suddenly heard an explosion and sensed something fly past her face. When she looked down at the floor she saw a small object, so she picked it up. It was hot to the touch. Seconds later, her father, Soltan Torosian, walked into the apartment and she gave him the object — a stray bullet.
NEWS
August 11, 2004
Concerned about park's proximity to shooting range This is regarding the boy who was hit by a stray bullet in Montrose Park. I wonder if anyone is aware that there is a police shooting range in the hills just east of the Glendale (2) Freeway, which is approximately one mile from Montrose Park -- the estimated distance that bullet traveled. As a citizen and resident in the area, I would like to know that possibility has been eliminated through ballistics, and I hope the News-Press will follow up on this very disturbing incident.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | August 6, 2004
When Mike Booth accompanied his father, John, to Montrose Community Park to help with a Sunday afternoon baseball tournament, the Reseda man said he half-expected his son to get hit with stray baseballs. What he didn't expect was for the 13-year-old to get hit with a stray bullet as he filled in for another boy in a Whiffle Ball game. "Something like that, it's a one-in-a-million thing," John Booth, a former Glendale resident, said as he sat in his son's room at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where the teen was transported after being struck with what Glendale police assume was a stray bullet.
NEWS
August 5, 2004
A boy wounded by an apparently stray bullet over the weekend was released Wednesday from Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, a hospital spokeswoman said. Michael Booth, 13, of Reseda, was struck by the bullet Sunday as he played catch with a Wiffle Ball to pass time during a baseball tournament at Montrose Community Park. His parents picked him up about 9 a.m., hospital spokeswoman Connie Matthews said. Hospital surgeons have recommended keeping the small-caliber bullet inside the boy's kidney to prevent additional trauma or bleeding, Matthews said.
NEWS
August 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler The teenage boy critically wounded by a stray bullet in Montrose Community Park over the weekend spent his first night in the hospital talking with a friend on the phone and experiencing "off and on" pain, his parents said Monday. Glendale Police, meanwhile, continued its investigation into the apparently random shooting and seek help from the public to find whoever fired the gun. Surgeons at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena have recommended keeping the small-caliber bullet inside the kidney of Michael Booth, 13, to prevent additional trauma or bleeding, said the boy's father, John Booth, of Reseda.
NEWS
August 2, 2004
Mark R. Madler A teenager playing catch with a Wiffle Ball at Montrose Community Park was struck and injured Sunday afternoon by a stray bullet that police said was fired from an unknown location. The 13-year-old was listed in critical but stable condition with a gunshot wound to his chest at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. "Whether this was intentional or unintentional, we are asking that if the public heard anything or saw anything to contact the police," Lorenz added.
NEWS
October 25, 2002
Ben Godar SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- A rolling shootout between two cars Wednesday night sent a stray bullet into the home of a Glendale man. The shootout occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on South Central Avenue, between Cypress Street and Los Feliz Road. Occupants of a white BMW and a black car opened fire on each other, police said. One bullet entered a nearby apartment, shattering a bedroom window and hitting the wall on the other side of the room.
NEWS
August 30, 2001
Is our city hemorrhaging? This is the question I ask myself after reading the News-Press. I've read a story about a man killed by a stray bullet. In another, I read about a drive-by shooting. In yet another, there was a story about a man, at an upscale security building, shot by his neighbor. These are serious signs. Why isn't anybody addressing these issues at the City Council meetings? Where is the quality of life that we were once bragging about?
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