Gang Member Hit by Gunshot

A 16-year-old gang member was wounded in a Burbank drive-by shooting that was apparently sparked by an earlier fight, police said Thursday.

The shooting victim, who was not identified by police, was superficially wounded in the stomach and taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after the attack at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Don Goldberg said.

The teen-ager had been standing with a friend in the 2300 block of North Fairview Street when shots were fired at him from a passing car, Goldberg said. Police believe that as many as five rival gang members were in the car. No arrests had been made.

Goldberg said investigators learned that earlier Wednesday the victim had been in a fight with rival gang members at Sherman Way and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood. Investigators believe that the shooting may have been retaliation for the fight.

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