Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 8, 2004
Contact Sergeant Steve Johnson
Phone (951) 320-8005
Fax (951) 320-8043


Teenager Dies of Gunshot Wound

Riverside, Ca-  A 17 year-old Riverside boy died at his home late Saturday night after the gun he was holding discharged. Investigators responded to the scene and interviewed several of the boy’s teenage friends who were at the house when the shooting occurred. Witnesses described the shooting as accidental.

The shooting occurred at approximately 11:30 P.M. in the 8500 block of Lodgepole Lane.

The Riverside County Sheriff Coroners Office will release the boy’s name.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information related to this shooting asked to call Detective Rick Wheeler at 909-320-8003.