Vandalism at LA Fitness

Vandalism at LA Fitness


LOADING OUR WEATHER APPS, EACH OF THEM CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR APP STORE. SEARCH FOR WJXT.>>WE HAVE A CRIME ALERT INVOLVING AN ACT OF VANDALISM. POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR WHOEVER FIRED SHOTS AT THE L.A. FITNESS. ERIK, WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND OUT?>>Reporter: I FOUND OUT SOMEONE OR PEOPLE SHOT INTO THIS WINDOW. NO ONE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL AROUND 5:00 THIS MORNING WHEN THE GYM REOPENED FOR BUSINESS. YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE AFTERMATH OF THE VANDALISM AT L.A. FITNESS. THE WINDOWS HAD TO BE REMOVED. GILL SMITH SAYS THIS APPEARS TO BE THE WORK OF KIDS PULLING A PRANK.>>MORE THAN LIKELY IT’S KIDS BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ATTEMPT TO BURGLARIZE THE BUSINESS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. TAKE A SHOT AND PROBABLY RUN.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO POLICE DAMAGES ARE ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND $3500. NO SHELL CASINGS WERE FOUND AT THE SCENE AND NO BULLETS WERE FOUND INSIDE, SO INVESTIGATORS QUICKLY RULED DAMAGES TO BE THE RESULT OF A BB GUN. BUT THE GLASS IS PRETTY THICK. I ASKED GILL HOW A BB GUN COULD CAUSE THIS MUCH DAMAGE.>>IT DEPENDS HOW CLOSE THEY ARE. IF THEY HAVE A PUMP GUN THAT TAKES A LOT OF PRESSURE, THOSE TYPES OF BB GUNS CAN KILL A SMALL ANIMAL, A SMALL CAT OR A SQUIRREL, THEY CAN BE POWERFUL DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF BB BEGUN THAT WAS USED.>>THE CRIME BRINGS UP THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT BB GUNS ARE TOO EASILY OBTAINED.>>ANYONE CAN GET A BB GUN. IT’S NOT LIKE PURCHASING A HAN HANDGUN. PARENTS NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHERE THEIR KIDS ARE WHEN THEY HAVE THE WEAPONS.>>Reporter: POLICE SAY THIS CASE MAY BE LINKED TO ANOTHER SIMILAR CASE, BUT THEY HAVE YET TO CONNECT THE DOTS. REPORTING LIVE, ERIK AVANIER, CHANNEL 4, THE LOCAL STATION.>>Joy: SO ERIK, WHAT ABOUT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO? WE ALL IMAGINE THAT THAT COMPLEX MUST HAVE CAMERAS?>>Reporter: JOY LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING. THIS IS ADJACENT BUILDING HAS THE NEAREST CAMERA TO L.A. FITNESS. HOWEVER THE CAMERA I’M TO IS TILTED IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. L.A. FITNESS DOES NOT HAVE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS, BUT I WAS TOLD BY THE REGIONAL MANAGER

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