Neighbors show support for wounded Sacramento pawn shop owner

12:36 AM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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Sacramento police got reports of the shooting around 3:06 p.m. and responded to the 500 block of 16th Street, Officer Doug Morse said.

SACRAMENTO, CA - Neighbors of a pawnshop owner who was shot in the face last Friday said they miss his generousity and friendship.

The victim has still not been identified, but dozens of customers and friends have come by La Paloma Cash and Gold to put notes and words of encouragement on a large get-well poster they've placed on the front door of the business.

On Friday, at about 3:30 p.m., a lone gunman walked into the shop in the 500 block of 16th Street and robbed the owner, then fired a single shot into his face.

The owner was somehow able to fire back at the suspect as he left the premises.

On Monday night, one customer who came to sign the card on the front door said the owner was always trying to help out customers who needed a few dollars.

"Always there to help out the community, anything they needed. Even if you had something that wasn't worth anything and you came into his shop, he'd always help you out with anything he could," said David Valenzuela, who said he didn't even know the owner personally.

Sacramento police have not yet made an arrest in the case and would like to hear from anyone who might have information.


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