Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 18, 2002
Contact Sergeant Steve Van Etten
Phone (909) 320-8053
Fax (909) 320-8043


Attempted Homicide

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 7:23 PM officers responded to the 7600 Block of Lincoln St. regarding shots being fired.  The 21 yr. old resident arrived home and was walking into his house when 4-5 Hispanic male suspects fired numerous rounds at him from across the street. His home and vehicle were struck but he was not injured. 

At 9:51 PM officers were called back to the location on a second call of shots being fired with two victims down in front of the residence.  As the victim from the earlier shooting and his father were standing near the front of their property, a thin Hispanic male wearing dark clothing walked up to within 5-6 of them and began shooting at them. 

Jose Pescador, age 42 and Jose Pescador Jr., age 21 were both shot several times.  Both were transported to Riverside Community Hospital and admitted in serious condition.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact The Riverside Police Department Gang Unit at (909) 320-8100.