‘He’s a goal machine’ – Ex-Manchester United attacker hails striker target

first_imgMickey Thomas has hailed Charlie Austin as a ‘goal machine’ as reports continue to gather pace that the Queens Park Rangers striker could move to Manchester United.Having already seen Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao leave Old Trafford this summer, United’s attacking resources were further depleted on Sunday night when Javier Hernandez left to sign for Bayer Leverkusen.That leaves Wayne Rooney as the only senior striker at the club, with youngster James Wilson as back-up, and fans are urging Louis van Gaal to go into the transfer market to sign a proven goalscorer.Monaco’s teenage forward Anthony Martial is being linked with a move, but Thomas believes Austin could provide the solution to the problem.The former Manchester United winger told Extra Time: “If Rooney gets injured, that’s a major problem [for United]. I’m sure he [Van Gaal] is on the look-out for another striker.“And Charlie Austin is an out-and-out striker. He’s a goal machine. Would he fit into Manchester United’s way of playing? I’m not so sure about that, but if he’s available why not get him on board?“It’s important they strengthen in that department with the Champions League to consider as well. Going into that with a thin squad is going to mean it will be very difficult to go far in that competition.“I’m sure Austin, if he’s on the radar and available, and maybe with no else being available, it might not be a bad decision to get him on board.“In terms of stature and name he doesn’t have that reputation [of someone like Falcao]. He’s not played at one of the biggest clubs. But everyone deserves an opportunity. He knows where the net is and, with the supply line at United, he might score the goals they need.”last_img read more

Shock figures! Prem clubs ranked by net spend in last five summer transfer windows

first_img 1. Manchester United – £274.6m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 13 10. Everton – £29.15m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 6. Arsenal – £47.1m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 4. Liverpool – £127.93m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 8. West Bromwich Albion – £42m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 13 13 13 13 13 13 13. Tottenham Hotspur – £2.55m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – to find out which clubs have spent the most money, click the arrow above, right – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 13 13 2. Chelsea – £199.05m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 9. Swansea City – £31.78m* net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – *Accurate statistics for summer 2014 window not available due to number of deals with undisclosed fees. 7. Sunderland – £43.75m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 5. Newcastle United – £69.3m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 11. Stoke City – £26.1m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 13 13 3. Manchester City – £185.45m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here 13 12. Aston Villa – £15.4m net spend in the past five summer transfer windows – To find out the top 20 biggest spending clubs in Europe, click here The 2015 summer transfer window closed this week and, now the dust has settled, we can begin to assess the deals that were done.CHECK OUT ALL 20 PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS’S SUMMER TRANSFER BUSINESS RANKED FROM WORST TO BESTBut which clubs have spent the most money in recent summer transfer windows?We’ve got the answers, with the 13 clubs to have featured in the top flight in this and the past four seasons, totalling five summer windows’ worth of net spend business.Take a look at the ranking, above, and let us know what you think of it all by sharing your thoughts with a comment below. 13last_img read more

Video: Steven Davis’s amazing header for Northern Ireland

first_img1 Steven Davis’ goal v Greece Steven Davis’s unbelievable headed goal helped Northern Ireland beat Greece 3-1 in Belfast and qualify for Euro 2016.The Southampton player cleverly powered a header into the far corner from the edge of the box to grab his second of the game.The midfielder scored twice and Josh Magennis got the other on a memorable night at Windsor Park as the hosts reached their first international tournament since 1986.Watch the goal below.last_img

Revealed! The best players ever to wear Arsenal’s squad numbers

first_img 24. Manuel Almunia (wore Arsenal’s No.24 between 2004 and 2008) – It was also worn by Mark Flatts (1993-1994 and 1995-1996), Paul Dickov (1994-1995), John Lukic (1996-2001), Richard Wright (2001-2002), Rami Shaaban (2002-2004), Vito Mannone (2008-2013), Abou Diaby (2013-2015) and Hector Bellerin (2015-present). 28 17. Emmanuel Petit (wore Arsenal’s No.17 between 1997 and 2000) – It was also worn by John Jensen (1993-1995), David Hillier (1995-1996), Edu (2000-2005), Alexandre Song (2005-2012), Nacho Monreal (2012-2014) and Alexis Sanchez (2014-present). getty images – getty 4. Patrick Vieira (wore Arsenal’s No.4 between 1996 and 2005) – It was also worn by Paul Davis (1994-1995), Stefan Schwarz (1995/96), Cesc Fabregas (2006-2011) and Per Mertesacker (2011- present). 28 21. Lukasz Fabianski (wore Arsenal’s No.21 between 2007 and 2014) – It was also worn by Steve Morrow (1993-1995), Eddie McGoldrick (1995-1996), Luis Boa Morte (1997-1999), Tomas Danilevicius (2000-2001), Jermaine Pennant (2001-2004), Mart Poom (2005-2007) and Calum Chambers (2014-present). 28 28 28 28 28 28 15. Ray Parlour (wore Arsenal’s No.15 between 1995 and 2004) – It was also worn by Anders Limpar (1993-1994), Stefan Schwarz (1994-1995), Cesc Fabregas (2004-2006), Denilson (2006-2011) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (2011-present). 28 10. Dennis Bergkamp (wore Arsenal’s No.10 between 1995 and 2006) – It was also worn by Paul Merson (1993-1995), William Gallas (2006-2010), Robin van Persie (2010-2012) and Jack Wilshere (2012- present). 28 28 13. Alexander Hleb (wore Arsenal’s No.13 between 2005 and 2008) – It was also worn by Alan Miller (1993-1994), Vince Bartram (1994-1997), Alex Manninger (1997-2001), Stuart Taylor (2001-2005), Wojciech Szczesny (2011-2012) and David Ospina (2014- present). 9. Nicolas Anelka (wore Arsenal’s No.9 between 1997 and 1999) – It was also worn by Alan Smith (1993-1995), Paul Merson (1995-1997), Davor Suker (1999-2000), Francis Jeffers (2001-2003), Jose Antonio Reyes (2003-2006), Julio Baptista (2006/07), Eduardo (2007-2010), Park Chu-Young (2011-2012) and Lukas Podolski (2012-2015). 28 GETTY 19. Gilberto Silva (wore Arsenal’s No.19 between 2002-2008) – It was also worn by Jimmy Carter (1993-1995), John Jensen (1995-1996), Remi Garde (1996-1999), Stefan Malz (1999-2001), Junichi Inamoto (2001-2002), Jack Wilshere (2008-2012) and Santi Cazorla (2012-present). 27. Emmanuel Eboue (wore Arsenal’s No.27 between 2004 and 2011) – It was also worn by Paul Dickov (1993-1994), Scott Marshall (1994-1995), Paul Shaw (1995-1997), Kaba Diawara (1998-1999), Stathis Tavlaridis (2001-2004), Gervinho (2011-2013) and Serge Gnabry (2014-present). 28 28 8. Ian Wright (wore Arsenal’s No.8 between 1993 and 1998) – It was also worn by Freddie Ljungberg (1998-2007), Samir Nasri (2008-2011) and Mikel Arteta (2011- present). 14. Thierry Henry (wore Arsenal’s No.14 between 1999 and 2007) – It was also worn by Martin Keown (1993-1999) and Theo Walcott (2008-present). 7. Robert Pires (wore Arsenal’s No.7 between 2000 and 2006) – It was also worn by Kevin Campbell (1993-1995), David Platt (1995-1998), Nelson Vivas (1998-2000) and Tomas Rosicky (2006- present). 20. Mathieu Flamini (has worn Arsenal’s No.20 since 2013) – It was also worn by Pal Lydersen (1993-1994), Chris Kiwomya (1995-1997), Matthew Upson (1997-2002), Guillame Warmuz (2002-2003), Philippe Senderos (2003-2006) and Johan Djourou (2006-2013). 28 28 28 25. Nwankwo Kanu (wore Arsenal’s No.25 between 1998 and 2004) – It was also worn by Neil Heaney (1993-1994), Mark Flatts (1994-1995), Scott Marshall (1995-1998), Emmanuel Adebayor (2005-2009) and Carl Jenkinson (2011-2014). 12. Lauren (wore Arsenal’s No.12 between 2000 and 2006) – Lauren was an Arsenal player for seven years from 2000 28 22. Gael Clichy (wore Arsenal’s No.22 between 2003 and 2011) – It was also worn by Ian Selley (1993-1997), Oleg Luzhny (1998-2003), Francis Coquelin (2012-2013) and Yaya Sanogo (2013-2015). The best player to wear no.1 for Arsenal since squad numbers were introduced in 1993 is David Seaman. To find out the rest of Arsenal’s best ever players by squad number, click the arrow above! – Seaman had Arsenal’s number one shirt between 1993 and 2003. It’s also been worn by Jens Lehmann (2003-2008), Manuel Almunia (2008-2012), Wojciech Szczesny (2012-present). 18. Gilles Grimandi (wore Arsenal’s No.18 between 1997 and 2002) – It was also worn by David Hillier (1993-1995), Steve Morrow (1995-1996), Pascal Cygan (2002-2006), Mikael Silvestre (2008-2010), Sebastien Squillaci (2010-2013) and Nacho Monreal (2013-present). 28 11. Marc Overmars (wore Arsenal’s No.11 between 1997 and 2000) – It was also worn by Eddie McGoldrick (1993-1995), Glenn Helder (1995-1996), Nicolas Anelka (1996-1997), Sylvain Wiltord (2000-2004), Robin van Persie (2004-2010), Carlos Vela (2010-2011), Andre Santos (2011-2013) and Mesut Ozil (2013- present). 5. Martin Keown (wore Arsenal’s No.5 between 1999 and 2004) – It was also worn by Andy Linighan (1993-1995), Steve Bould (1995-1999), Kolo Toure (2006-2009), Thomas Vermaelen (2009-2014) and Gabriel (2015- present). 23. Sol Campbell (wore Arsenal’s No.23 between 2001 and 2006) – It was also worn by Ray Parlour (1993-1995), Paul Dickov (1995-1996), Alberto Mendez (1997-1999), Nelson Vivas (2000-2001), Andrey Arshavin (2008-2013) and Danny Welbeck (2013-present). 2. Lee Dixon (wore Arsenal’s No.2 between 1993 and 2002) – It was also worn by Abou Diaby (2005-2013) and Mathieu Debuchy (2014- present). 28 Squad numbers were first introduced to the Premier League in 1993.Prior to that, teams numbered 1-11 in each game (with two substitutes as numbers 12 and 14), meaning players could change number each game.Since the introduction of squad numbers, however, certain players have become synonymous with the number on their back.At Arsenal, Tony Adams wore the number 6 until he retired, while Thierry Henry will always be no.14, despite his brief time as no.12.Some numbers at Arsenal have been worn by a succession of star, while other digits have been assigned to lesser lights.So, who are the best players to wear 1-28 for Arsenal in the era of squad numbers?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out!Disagree with our selection? Comment below. 28 28 16. Aaron Ramsey (wears Arsenal’s No.16 after being handed it in 2008) – It was also worn by John Hartson (1994-1996), Stephen Hughes (1998-1999), Sylvinho (1999-2001), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (2001-2004) and Mathieu Flamini (2004-2008). 28 28 28 28 6. Tony Adams (wore Arsenal’s No.6 between 1993 and 2002) – It was also worn by Philippe Senderos (2006-2008) and Laurent Koscielny (2010-present). 26. Nicklas Bendtner (wore Arsenal’s No.26 between 2007 and 2009) – It was also worn by Jimmy Will (1993-1994), Lee Harper (1994-1997), Fabian Caballero (1998-1999), Moritz Volz (1999-2000), Igors Stepanovs (2001-2004), Emmanuel Frimpong (2011-2014) and Emiliano Martinez (2014-present). 3. Ashley Cole (wore Arsenal’s No.3 between 2001 and 2006) – It was also worn by Nigel Winterburn (1993-2000), Igors Stepanovs (2000/01), Bacary Sagna (2007-2014) and Kieran Gibbs (2014- present). 28 28 28. Kolo Toure (wore Arsenal’s No.28 between 2001 and 2006) – It was also worn by Paul Shaw (1994-1995), Stephen Hughes (1995-1998), Michael Black (1998-1999), Graham Barrett (2000-2001), Amaury Bischoff (2008-2009), Kieran Gibbs (2009-2014) and Joel Campbell (2014-present).last_img read more

Premier League team of the day, including Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal stars

first_img Attacking midfielder: Ross Barkley (Everton) – With Jack Wilshere struggling with injury, there is a place up for grabs in England’s starting XI and on this form the strapping Toffees star could land it. His driving runs saw him complete seven dribbles against Stoke City, while he also laid on the assist for Gerard Deulofeu. Right back: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) – The ex-Burnley man has found life tough at White Hart Lane, struggling to find his way past a revitalised Kyle Walker. He’s made do with sporadic Europa League outings but shone when needed against Watford. Playing as a wing-back, Trippier did well down the flank and took up his defensive duties too. His assist for Heung-Min Son’s goal will boost his confidence. 11 11 Centre back: Gabriel (Arsenal) – He came into the Gunners line up as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny with partner Per Mertesacker low on morale after his performance in their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Southampton on Boxing Day. The Brazilian stepped up to the plate and grabbed a goal too. 11 11 Attacking midfielder: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – Currently, the German star is set for a record-breaking season for the Gunners and his telepathic relationship with Olivier Giroud, which works both ways too, is exciting Arsenal fans. An assist and a goal saw Bournemouth dispatched with ease as they bounced back from a 4-0 defeat to Southampton. 11 Centre back: Gareth McAuley (West Brom) – With Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez on the prowl against the Baggies, McAuley had to be at his best and the Northern Irish star proved his quality as he and his team-mates kept a clean sheet. He’s not led the most glamorous career ever, taking in Linfield, Crusaders, Coleraine, Lincoln City, Leicester and Ipswich before landing his move to West Brom, and he’s not getting any younger at 36 but he’s proving a key man for Tony Pulis. With bellies full of mince pies, the Premier League’s top stars got back into action just two days after their Boxing Day fixtures to produce some highly entertaining action.There were 18 goals in eight games, with Everton and Stoke playing out a seven-goal thriller, while Manchester United and Chelsea were involved in the most predictable 0-0 draw ever.Arsenal bounced back from a thrashing on the 26th to beat Bournemouth and return, for the time being, to the top of the table, while Tottenham have sneaked up to third by beating Watford.But who makes the talkSPORT Team of the Day for December 28? Check out the XI by clicking the right arrow above… 11 11 Left winger: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) – The Austrian star has made significant strides this season and is undoubtedly one of the most improved players in the Premier League. He coolly gave the Potters victory from the penalty spot in a seven-goal thriller and also notched an assist, as well as being a general nuisance. Right winger: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) – Whether he meant it or not, the Swiss star has given us another glimpse of his quality with a double against Everton in the Potters’ sensational 4-3 victory. He’s hitting his stride for Mark Hughes and is forming an important part of their excellent front four. Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who else made our team of the day… – It could have been either of the goalkeepers involved in the 0-0 draw between the Red Devils and Chelsea but the Spaniard edges out Thibaut Courtois thanks to a magnificent double save in the second half. Things would be a lot worse at Old Trafford without De Gea and had it not been for his performance on Monday, Louis van Gaal could be out of a job. Defensive midfield: Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United) – Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini have been amongst the headline grabbers for Slaven Bilic’s Hammers this season but the man quietly getting business done in midfield is Kouyate. The 26-year-old is a monstrous midfield figure, despite his relatively slender frame, and put in another steely display with five tackles and four aerial duels won during the game with the Saints. 11 11 Left back: Robbie Brady (Norwich City) – People may have scoffed at the Irishman’s £7m transfer fee in the summer but he’s certainly proving the doubters wrong at Carrow Road. Consistently a top performer for Alex Neil he carried on his form against Aston Villa, helping his team to keep a clean sheet and getting forward when possible. 11 11 Striker: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – The brilliant Belgian has now hit 11 goals in 10 games across all competitions after bagging a brace against Stoke City. He couldn’t give the Toffees victory but it’s vitally important he keeps this form up if Roberto Martinez’s men are to move their way up the Premier League table.last_img read more

Pipe bomb explodes in Long Beach

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By City News Service A pipe bomb exploded Saturday night in a parking structure next to a restaurant in Long Beach, police said. The explosion occurred in the 100 block of W. Ocean Boulevard, near the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery on Pine Avenue, about 7:45 p.m., said spokesperson Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to any vehicles, Pratt said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The area around the explosion was evacuated and a bomb squad was called to search for other explosives, she said. Police also closed a Metro station about a half block away, she said. A witness told KTTV Channel 11 he initially thought the explosion was an earthquake.last_img read more

Writers negotiations to resume today

first_imgThe first negotiations since the Writers Guild of America launched a strike against movie studios and television networks on Nov. 5 are scheduled to take place today, with a settlement still expected to be weeks away. The dispute centers over pay for work that is distributed via the Internet, video iPods, cellphones and other new media. The strike has forced late-night talk shows into reruns, halted production on most scripted TV series and could bring about an increase in unscripted and competition series and news magazines in primetime. Los Angeles’ economy will lose $21.3 million a day in direct production spending if the writers strike extends into next month, Steve MacDonald, president of FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits and promotes the industry said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“If the strike continues it’s going to have a huge impact on the local economy and middle-class jobs,” MacDonald said. Jack Epps Jr., chair of the Writing for Screen & Television Program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, said management and the writers are locked in “a lengthy process,” and it would be “impossible” to predict when a new contract might be reached. “What I expect to happen is two sides are now looking at each other across the table and they will talk about issues, rather than lobbing accusations through papers,” Epps, who wrote the screenplays for “Top Gun” and “Dick Tracy,” said. “I think what’s great is that they’re talking and looking to move forward and find a solution, but I think they are still are broad differences that have to be settled.” The writers and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the major studios are networks, are “looking at profits and residuals in different ways,” Epps said. “If we could get this solved sometime in January, I think that would be terrific,” he said. “The holidays throw a big monkey wrench into everything.” Epps said that whatever new residuals the writers receive will not make up the money they will have lost during the strike. But this strike, like others in Writers Guild history, is “a strike for the future,” he said. “There’s a history of writers sacrificing for future writers,” Epps said. Writers are more unified than during the 1988 strike, the last major work stoppage to hit the entertainment industry, Epps said. “The solidarity is there,” Epps said. “It’s deep, it’s heartfelt. We all see the future.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man United make £100m Pogba bid, Benteke agrees Liverpool exit and MORE GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will be interviewed for the England manager’s job by the Football Association this week. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has indicated he would like to manage the England team. (Bein Sports)Manchester United will lodge a £100million bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba now that Euro 2016 is over. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho will look to trim his Man United squad by selling EIGHT PLAYERS this summer, including 23-year-old full-back Guillermo Varela and 22-year-old central defender Tyler Blackett. (The Sun)Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)Middlesbrough are set to continue their all-star summer overhaul by landing former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Valencia. (Goal)?Georginio Wijnaldum will ask Newcastle to allow him to join Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)Everton have joined the race to sign 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder and Portugal international William Carvalho. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Euro 2016: Payet? Shaqiri? Robson-Kanu? Pick your favourite goal of the tournament HERE!Paul Pogba latest: Manchester United have ‘genuine interest’ in France starManchester United transfer news: Eight players who could be sold to fund Paul Pogba dealTottenham transfer news: ‘He’s garbage and we don’t want him anymore!’ Liverpool fans react to Mario Gotze rumoursPremier League transfers 2016/17: The best bargain signings so far… including Manchester United, Liverpool and ArsenalTransfer news: Top nine players available for free this summer, including Wales hero Hal Robson-KanuThe ten most expensive Premier League transfers that could happen this summer, featuring Paul Pogba, John Stones and Lionel Messilast_img read more

Neighborhood Council meetings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ NORTH HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. 818-893-8613. www.northhillswestnc.org. Here is a list of this week’s neighborhood council meetings. For future meetings and other neighborhood council news, check out The Valley Hub at dailynews.com. GRANADA HILLS NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m. today, Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 818-831-0578. www.ghnnc.org. RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. today, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. 818-832-7540. www.resedacouncil.org. NORTHRIDGE EAST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Andasol Elementary School, 10126 Encino Ave., Northridge. 800-772-9132. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Detectives search for gunman in fatal shooting

first_imgWHITTIER- Accompanied by his younger brother, Salvador Escalante picked up his girlfriend Nov. 26 then decided to visit a cousin and wish him happy birthday. As the four talked, a car drove past, then stopped a short distance away. A man got out, yelled a profanity and something unintelligible then started shooting at the group. Escalante and his cousin, both 20, were hit. While his cousin suffered a non-life-threatening injury, Escalante died at the scene. The fatal shooting of the Pomona man on Orange Drive and Redman Avenue remains a mystery. “We thought it would just drop someone off. We just glanced at it and started talking,” he said. A man in a dark-hooded sweat shirt got out of the compact car and walked up to Escalante and the three others, according to police. The man said something to the group then started shooting. Frank Escalante said they all started running. His brother’s girlfriend sought refuge between a Cadillac and a Honda Civic. The cousin ran toward his house. “My brother grabbed my jersey. I threw myself to the floor and I crawled to the front of the Cadillac. He was crawling too. He got back up, I don’t know why. That’s when he maybe got hit,” he said. Salvador Escalante fell on his back with his arms extended. Frank Escalante said he tried to help his older brother who told him “no” and waved him down. “So I thought nothing happened to him. I threw myself flat on my stomach,” he said, adding that he waited for the shooting to stop. When he got up and told his brother they should go, he was met with silence. Salvador Escalante was still conscious but he said nothing. The gunman took off in the car. A man in a white sport utility vehicle stopped and told Frank Escalante not to worry. He prayed for Salvador Escalante. Some residents also prayed for the wounded man as he lay on the street and brought blankets for him. They gave water and offered a chair to his distraught girlfriend. Coroner’s spokesman Capt. Ed Winter said Salvador Escalante died of multiple gunshot wounds. Salvador Escalante was the oldest in a family of four boys. He completed a course at the Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga and was going to be an automotive technician, according to his brother, Frank, who is a student at Cal Poly Pomona. The two got an apartment in Pomona in September. Frank Escalante said their mother’s house is in Lakewood but he and his brother frequented nearby Hawaiian Gardens. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Whittier police at (562) 945-8250. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonWhittier police spokeswoman Diana Salazar said Wednesday there is no update on the case and the motive is still unknown. The shooting occurred at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 26 as Escalante stood at the corner with his brother, Frank, his girlfriend and his cousin. Frank Escalante, 18, said they had been in the area about 15 minutes when the incident happened. “(We were) talking and laughing. That’s when a car drove by,” he said, adding that it wasn’t speeding or moving slowly. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the street. last_img read more