WOODLAND HILLS—Joel Ravin, 30, brother of the Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Josh Ravin was shot while returning home on Sunday, October 4. The shooting occurred near 22901 Vanowen Street, in a Woodland Hills neighborhood at 1:45 a.m.
Joel Ravin was confronted at his home and was shot several times, with wounds to the neck and kidneys. Ravin is said to currently be in stable condition.
According to Lana Ravin, the mother of the victim, Joel Ravin was shot five times with bullet wounds to his kidney and stomach, as well as his neck. One bullet has nicked his spinal cord.
Canyon News reached out to Los Angeles Police Department who noted there is no motive, as of yet, involving the attack. The LAPD indicated the victim was confronted by the assailant and that the crime is not gang related.
Several statements have been released by the family, particularly the victim’s mother, claiming that their injured family member knows the assailant, and that they will reveal their identity to the Woodland Hills Patch, a local newspaper to the area. The LAPD has not yet confirmed that statement.
Josh Ravin has released several statements regarding his brother via Twitter about the incident around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
“My brother was shot three times this morning by a mentally unstable person. We don’t need gun control. We need mental health control.”
Then around 12:30 p.m., he released another statement to his Twitter followers:
“I do not know any details on the shooting except that he was shot five times not three. He is in stable condition.”
The LAPD has not yet confirmed the physical appearance of the assailant. The case is still under investigation. Ravin tweeted on October 4 at 8:35 p.m., “We know who the shooter is. So does the LAPD. Justice is on the way!”