Residents: Shooting, burglary hit adjacent homes a week apart


Bullets pierced through a home in a newly developed hillside neighborhood located on Spire Court in Canyon Country at approximately 11:45 on Saturday night, according to Natalie Arriaga, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

“Deputies arrived on scene and observed a residence had been shot at approximately five times. Bullets were found lodged into the walls of the home and expended casings [were] outside. No arrests have been made, nor has a motive yet been determined,” wrote Arriaga in an email. 

The next-door neighbor of the home that was fired into told The Signal that his home was burglarized just one week prior to the shooting. The resident said that the previous Friday, burglars had broken into their home through a side entrance and had made off with approximately $10,000 worth of their possessions while he and his family were away.They discovered the scene when they returned on Sunday, Oct. 16.  

It is unconfirmed, at the time of this publication, if the two events are connected in any way but the resident whose home was burglarized – who only spoke to The Signal on condition of anonymity — said, “I feel like it has to be.” 

“Nothing ever happens up here, it’s super quiet most of the time,” said the resident. “You think you found your dream home and then something like this happens.”  

The resident said the suspected thieves went through every drawer in the house, including his children’s rooms. He, and several of his neighbors, said they do not feel safe in the neighborhood following these two events.  

Anyone with information on these incidents can contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-260-4000. Anonymous tips can be submitted via LA Crime Stoppers at    

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