Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2 Workers Shot at Summer Night Lights Anti-Gang Violence Initiative at Sun Valley Park, CA

It is the first time since the program began in 2007 that workers have been shot.

Two young men working for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang initiative Summer Night Lights were shot at Sun Valley Park last week during an event, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

The young men, aged 17 and 22, are both expected to recover after one was hit in the hand and another in the jaw, according to the report. A man reportedly opened fire into a crowd at the park.

Both victims are full-time, seasonal workers hired through Los Angeles' Conservation Corp. It is the first time since the Summer Night Lights program began in 2007 that workers have been shot, according to the report.

Summer Night Lights keeps the lights on until midnight in parks that have experienced violence in the past. Food is served and community activities such as athletic leagues, art initiatives and family programs keep the park occupied, the lights on, and gangs away.

See this Patch video from 2011 about the program:
•Valley Plaza Park Enjoys Summer Night Lights


The program was implemented in 2010 at Valley Plaza Park and was credited by both City Councilman Paul Krekorian and Villaraigosa with reducing violence at the park. In 2011, the program expanded from 24 to 32 parks, including Sun Valley Park, which is just a few blocks over the border from North Hollywood.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

One man was hit in the jaw?

Any news on the penis of the man he was blowing at the time and it's condition? Still hard?

Did it ejaculate into the thugs mouths before or after the gunfire kicked off?

C'mon Shaver! DETAILS PLEASE!!

"full-time, seasonal workers" Ha!

AKA illegal migrant workers! That is how it reads when I saw that line in print.

Any comment on how this anti-gang violence program is working or not?
Self-obvious?

Please don't have the Chicago Mayor any ideas... Ceasefire gets enough money.

Still, Theotis would be happy to revise midnight basketball in Chi-town. He'd work for crack, gun shot (or cum shot) to the jaw or not!

tucsonbob said...

Can't blame the kid for wanting to escape such a great mom and dad. (sorry, scratch the last word).

I Voted For Obama said...

Paul Krekorian voted for Obama, then asked for federal money to buy more lights.

Anonymous said...

I thought the shootings were part of the entertainment.

Anonymous said...

BOOM, BOOM OUT GO DA LIGHTZ.

Anonymous said...

he was not shoot in the jaw it was on the head so who ever left the comment about " hows the man penis" thats what ur father did that to u wow what a life and to the rest F**k **f that is my nephew who got shot in the head

Anonymous said...

he was not shoot in the jaw it was on the head so who ever left the comment about " hows the man penis" thats what ur father did that to u wow what a life and to the rest F**k **f that is my nephew who got shot in the head