Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 15, 2002
Contact Sergeant Paul Villanueva 
Phone (909) 320-8093
Fax (909) 320-8043


Homicide Investigation

Riverside, Ca-  At about 12:07 a.m., City of Riverside Police Officers responded to the 2300 block of University Avenue regarding a gun shot victim at that location.  The victim, a male juvenile, was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he subsequently died. 

Detectives from the Riverside Police Homicide Unit and Detectives from the Riverside Police Gang Unit were summoned to investigate the incident along with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. 

The victim, whose name is not being released due to his age, was with several friends in front of a residence.  Several suspects walked toward the group, and shot into the group using a firearm, and then left the area.  The victim was the only person injured during the shooting. 

Investigators believe the incident may be gang related, and request anyone who may have knowledge about this incident to contact Detective Shumway at 320-8000.