Man shot in Lancaster Monday night, gang detectives investigating

The shooting happened in the 44400 Block of 3rd Street East in Lancaster. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

The shooting happened in the 44400 Block of 3rd Street East in Lancaster. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

LANCASTER – Gang detectives are investigating after a man was wounded during an apparent drive-by shooting in Lancaster Monday night (June 24).

The incident was reported around 8:26 p.m. in the 44400 Block of 3rd Street East, authorities said.

The victim, who was identified only as a man in his 20s, was shot in the leg, but his wound was not considered life-threatening, according to Lt. Wainie of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

The victim, along with a man in his 30s and a woman in her 50s, were walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up alongside them and someone in the vehicle open fired, Wainie said.

“We’re still figuring it out, but it appears to be a drive by,” Wainie said, adding that he did not have any further information on the incident.

The victim told deputies that someone in the vehicle asked him where he was from, and when he denied having any gang affiliations, a gunman in the vehicle began shooting, according to deputies at the scene.

The victim was transported to the hospital and was in stable condition Monday night. A description of the vehicle used in the shooting was not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting comes one day after a gun-related double murder in Lancaster. Early Sunday morning, Lancaster residents Nicky DeWayne Packard, 33, and Michael Sewell Jr., 22, were gunned down in the 44800 Block of Hanstead Avenue in Lancaster. The victims were part of a group of men that had just left a party and were congregating in front of a house down the street, homicide detectives said. (Read more here.)

Authorities are still investigating both incidences and no arrests have been made, officials said.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to contact Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips (8477).

  21 comments for “Man shot in Lancaster Monday night, gang detectives investigating

  1. mshonesty
    June 29, 2013 at 7:57 am

    yea that was my older brother michael who died….i love him and miss him so much he will truly be missed….gone too soon

  2. fromdaav
    June 27, 2013 at 4:38 am

    What the [removed]its a dam shame that Rex Paris brilliant idea to spend all this [removed] money to put a spy plane to patrol 10 hours a day to surveillance “crime” but really what has it done for us ? it’s not preventing these stupid weak [removed] who have to [removed] up and shoot someone and take there life !!! dies that make u feel powerful do u got short man syndrome where u you have too be shooting people caus ur not man enough to step up like a man would and use ur fist instead of [removed] up like a Lil [removed]and hide behind ur gun they’ve real” powerful ” thing not u the gun is powerful that’s why u have to use one cause ur weak not powerful u weak minded [removed] ! u should feel real good [removed] u got ur [removed] a ticket to 25 to life in la county jail sooner or later u will get caught small town people talk people are linked some body knows somebody that knows the victim that knows u !!! sorry boo boo shame in u this ain’t [removed] la where u could poss ten away this is av baby every body know everybody some one will snitch on !!! so sad that the eye in the sky didn’t see the shooting happen its ink in lancaster which is not big it should of seen this [removed] and every other murder case there is wait must o happen the only 2 hours it’s not in the air or problyb when it was gasing up !! so it’s not really to protect and fight crime !! get that invading on our privacy plane out of our sky cause ur just watching g us ur not protecting and Savin our life’s ! rip to the ones who lost there life .

  3. Roy
    June 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I grew up in the valley in the 50’s and 60’s when it was a great place to live..Thankfully

    • frank eugene
      June 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Crime is the number one reason our property value has been steadily going down [for the last 22 years] in Lancaster..Not just eastside Lancaster, but westside Lancaster as well. As crimnals and gang members keep moving to the Antelope Valley ,our property value will continue to decline. Our friends from Simi Valley have this joke. “Only in Lancaster, you can buy 3 homes for the price of one….

      • MelissaG
        June 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        That is so true. I had friends visit from out of state and they were shocked at what you can buy here in West Lancaster for less than $200K. It’s gross and I can hardly wait to gtfo.

  4. June 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Just the way it’s become here in the Antelope Valley, Ca…. doesn’t matter if it’s Lancaster, Palmdale, Littlerock, etc. Too many thugs carrying guns on them so I try my best not to piss anyone off. Mostly I stay home.
    R.I.P. all those being murdered.
    Yet, the joke is all on the residents since the party should have been stopped or at least checked out by the local sheriff.
    Not long ago, we heard a woman pleading for her life, she was yelling for help, but we didn’t know where she was at. We called the sheriff, but never found out if someone was injured or murdered.

  5. Watchful eyes
    June 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

    This is becoming quite the powder keg. If you add up the murders there are some significant issues that no one seems to be talking about. The young man gunned down in front of Coach’s, the young teen shot and killed at a party on East Avenue K, the double homicide this past sunday and now this drive by in the same area as sunday’s shootings. That’s 4 murders with the suspected shooters still loose out on our streets. If this community really wants to start to put things in our town on the right direction, those with informaton should come forward and get these killers off the streets before someone else dies. I also uinderstand that one of the men killed Sunday is somehow related to the young man killed near Coach’s. If the community and the Deputies don’t get these cases solved soon, Lancaster could easily find itself in the throws of a gang war. Now you will see Law Enforcement on edge, because they want to solve these cases but they also know that the people that are responsible are active and willing shooters. This town will start to have Chicago like issues if something isn’t done soon. Stop protecting these murderers cause someone you love could be next, whether they are targeted or simply innocent bystanders. I understand alot of people leave comments to vent or try to be funny or try to make race the stand alone issue, whatever your agenda, the focus needs to be bringing people to justice, getting these killers off the streets and protecting our citizens. all that other crap is just mindless rhetoric. it’s not safe out here and if something isn’t done soon we will all be living in a war zone run by these so called ganstas.

    • Dew
      June 28, 2013 at 10:20 am

      I heard the suspect in the Coaches shooting was in custody along with his friends.

  6. Desiree Fisher
    June 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Moving time Lancaster is going crazy

    • uncle joseph
      June 26, 2013 at 1:45 am

      Micheal Sewell jr is my brothers eldest son and on several occasions I asked my nephew to at least visit az. But nope too hot unc. Tooo hot unc. And now we are so heartbroken. R.i.p. nephew

      • Saddend
        June 26, 2013 at 6:24 am

        My prayers and thoughts go out to you and the rest of the family. Sorry for your loss. I hope and pray guilty eat them up. I pray your family get the justice you deserve. Antelope Valley to small they will be caught. May God be with you all.

      • 75baby
        June 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

        He was a respectable neighbor with a heavenly voice he will be missed

      • ChurchFriend
        June 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

        Hey uncle joseph I’m trule sorry for your lost and grew up in church with Michael,I loved his attitude and smile he carried. Always Michael and Josh grooving to prasie and woship. My prays are with your family as you too. Have you spoke with Josh I’ve been trying to get ahold of him, just wanted to know that he’s alright.

        • uncle joseph
          June 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

          On behalf of Micheal Sr.&Carol along with the entire Sewell family we say Thanks for all your prayers & sympathies they are truly appreciated.
          Yes I have spoken to Josh’s mother and heard his voice in background he is OK.

          • November 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

            I just received the news and I have been saddened. I had the privledge of working with oth Mike and Josh when they attended Cross Roads. Neither one of them ever disrespected me in fact they referred to me as yes maam and no maam. Mike had abeautiful voice and he was one of the only students that I had that could hang with me in word search when we would race. I loved him very much. Josh I love you and I am praying for your family. Rember what I told you not everyone is good in math so you better do something about it like go into engineering. Love you all and my sincerest condolances.

  7. sjgranai
    June 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    How about them Fireworks? Let’s keep focused on Palmdale….right?

    • ChurchFriend
      June 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

      HOw bout them fireworks?????…….Really, TF!?! If you don’t have nothing nice to say please don’t write about dumb stuff. My friend past away, was a beautiful person,had a family,and now is gone…take to the time to think if it was someone you knew or grew up withand loved okay, just have respect. R.I.P Michael, I truely miss you,from the bottom of my heart and I pray that they find the person who did this………..

  8. FUNNY
    June 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    And they say are town is safe i guess it is if you have a gun,

    • William
      June 25, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Parris has said that the BLVD is the ‘safest place in the universe’ by golly.

      But, he carries a gun when he visits it…… golly.

  9. NRA member
    June 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Try to ask me where I am from..

    • Marcus
      June 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Where you from bro?

      Kidding, kidding.

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