Second shooting prompts North Vallejo...

Second shooting prompts North Vallejo Little League to search for new field

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 May 11, 2013
Second shooting prompts North Vallejo Little League to search for new field
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_2322...

For the second time in three weeks, gunfire has erupted near a North Vallejo Little League game, prompting officials to search for a new field for the remainder of the season.

"I can't continue to be putting our kids in danger right now," league President Greg Reason said Friday.

Thursday's incident happened about 6 p.m. when police received numerous 911 calls of shots fired near Mini Drive and Whitney Avenue, Vallejo Police Lt. John Whitney said.

An officer in the area on an unrelated call also heard at least 10 gunshots, Whitney said. When police arrived, witnesses said two vehicles had been involved in a shooting on the street near Thurmon Field.

"It had nothing to do with the baseball field," Whitney said.

The witnesses described one car as a Dodge Magnum, possibly green, gray or blue, and the second as a red SUV, Whitney said. Police were able to locate a red Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the 400 block of Corcoran Avenue. The vehicle had been shot multiple times, Whitney said.

Police were also able to find the driver of the vehicle, who sustained injuries to his hand from glass when the SUV windows were shot out. The man told police he was the victim of the shooting, and no gun was found on him, Whitney said.

The case remains under investigation.

Reason stopped Thursday's game and sent everyone home.

The incident follows a non-injury shooting on April 17 stemming from a verbal argument between two men attending a T-ball game. The suspected shooter was arrested a week later in Richmond, but on Friday charges were dropped against 23-year-old Joshua Chi of Vallejo "due to insufficient evidence," Solano County prosecutor Eric Charm said.

Reason briefly suspended league play after the first shooting to discuss safety issues. However, after Thursday's shooting, Reason said he had no choice but to search for an alternative place for the league, which has 200 members age 4 to 12.

"I'm not going to continue to play out there until the city cleans it up. The city is under pressure," Reason said, adding that he was in negotiations with the Greater Vallejo Recreation District to find suitable accommodations for the league.

Despite the impending move, Reason said the league's season will continue.

"(The kids) want to play ball. That's all they want to do -- play ball," Reason said.
hard ball

Vallejo, CA

#2 May 11, 2013
the league parents should fill city hall on tuesday to denounce p.b. and the council majority. they don't care about the plight of the disadvantaged, or anyone else for that matter. they took our tax money for an experiment in cosmetic improvements while the city is desperately in need of addressing what to do about growing crime in broad daylight and shooting nearly every day. every day! what kind of freaking city council ignores this and smugly tells us p.b. is good, for everybody?!
but get their early, the gomers will fill the room to denounce the county plan for the fairgrounds and yet ANOTHER project will be chased off by gomes and her crowd. the list is growing of things they do not support and have nothing, absolutely nothing, to demonstrate what they have given us that is better. these people will kill this town off for good if we don't stop them!
Jim in SF

Vallejo, CA

#3 May 11, 2013
I would look at a facility where vehicle access can be restricted to permitted vehicles only. Drop off at the field of seniors and equipment, players and coaches would be allowed but spectators would have to walk 500yds or so to watch the game. Seems like many of these black dudes are rolling in from Oakland and other garden spots to wreak havoc on our community. Keep their rolling boom boxes away from the kids and the field and you have reduced the problem.
Im Talking Now

Vallejo, CA

#4 May 11, 2013
I wonder if Gomes will have another optimistic sound bite for the media that is sure to be there for a follow up.
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#5 May 11, 2013
Don't allow blacks in the park; problem solved.
is it

Hayward, CA

#6 May 11, 2013
How about thug bashing instead of union bashing!!

Since: Aug 11

South San Francisco, CA

#7 May 11, 2013
What a s hole Vallejo. Kids going out trying to improve themselves by playing a team sport and then this happens.....again. If the city was napalmed and wiped off the map, no one would miss it
Anonymous

United States

#8 May 11, 2013
Maybe the problem is how youth is raised and their values, or lack thereof. How many police on the head of a pin(head) will it take to change this type of behavior?
Reality Slap

Martinez, CA

#9 May 11, 2013
Until you have an entire community that is willing to stand up and help to eliminate the Thug mentality that has become so attractive, you will never rid Vallejo of the gangland problems. While everyone seems so outraged when a shooting happens in their neighborhood, many of those individuals are unwilling to give statements or cooperate with the Police; or worse make lousy excuses for those involved in the crime. This apathy, or deliberate inaction, are the reason that this types of crime continue, as it leaves a message that the criminals have free rein. It's really very simple, Vallejo is as Vallejo does.
BigDaddy

Oak View, CA

#10 May 11, 2013
Wanglow wrote:
Don't allow blacks in the park; problem solved.
Don't allow 'white' guys by pre schools; problem solved.
BigDaddy

Oak View, CA

#11 May 11, 2013
People when 'those people' start to gather call 911!

Be pro active!

You all know when 'those people' gather there is going to be trouble.

Remember they are not your 'brother'
fake black ike

Vallejo, CA

#12 May 11, 2013
hope to see you all at city hall on tuesday to raise some fuss about this council ignoring the safety of the citizens. november cannot get here soon enough.
BSS

Vallejo, CA

#13 May 11, 2013
Reality Slap wrote:
Until you have an entire community that is willing to stand up and help to eliminate the Thug mentality that has become so attractive, you will never rid Vallejo of the gangland problems. While everyone seems so outraged when a shooting happens in their neighborhood, many of those individuals are unwilling to give statements or cooperate with the Police; or worse make lousy excuses for those involved in the crime. This apathy, or deliberate inaction, are the reason that this types of crime continue, as it leaves a message that the criminals have free rein. It's really very simple, Vallejo is as Vallejo does.
Where is Bob Sampayan and his 300+ neighborhood watch groups? Probably .....watching?
Lamont Hightower

Vacaville, CA

#14 May 11, 2013
Restore segregation!
fuhrman

Vacaville, CA

#15 May 12, 2013
Nuke Vallejo!!!!!!!!
hot lead city

Vallejo, CA

#16 May 12, 2013
BSS wrote:
<quoted text>
Where is Bob Sampayan and his 300+ neighborhood watch groups? Probably .....watching?
they claimed over 400 when pearsall and sampayan were enjoying the fruit of the public coffers. after pearsall was fired from fighting back, sampayan said they would form another non-profit to keep it going but that idea fizzled after pearsall was arrested last year. don't hear anything about watch groups any more, just crime.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#17 May 12, 2013
REMINDER
Show up at Council on Tuesday with t-shirts & posters......

AUTHENTIC GOB
pro-business (check)
pro-public safety (check)
pro-life (check)
anti-gay (check)
BigDaddy

Oak View, CA

#18 May 22, 2013
Lamont Hightower wrote:
Restore segregation!
You would be alone! well it would be you 'wang' and 'wtf'
scared

Vallejo, CA

#19 May 22, 2013
Segregation worries me to this day.
Flipper

Vallejo, CA

#20 May 23, 2013
We have economic segregation . All the violent low life rent here and raise horrid children. Raise the rents , tear down the apartments, get rid of section 8. Or

Just move to a place where poor people can't afford to rent or live and there will be less crime. Start a business, go back to school. Whatever you have to do.

Or

Pay poor people ( in particular single teenage mothers) not to have children and watch crime plummet in 18 years.

Option 2 is the realistic ones

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