Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 24, 2005
Contact Lieutenant Brian Baitx
Phone (951) 351-6050


Gunfire At Party Injures Five



Riverside, Ca- On Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 1:22 AM, gunfire erupted at a party near the 5500 block of Willard Way. Several subjects were involved in an altercation and five victims sustained gunshot wounds.

The initial report of gunshots on Willard Way was quickly followed by separate calls of gunshot victims found at three other locations in the city. Riverside Police units respond to these calls and it was apparent that they all had come from the party on Willard Way.

Two victims, one adult male and one juvenile male, were found on streets nearby Willard Way. Two other victims, one adult male and one juvenile male, were apparently driven to Parkview Hospital emergency room. One adult male victim was driven several miles away to a residence in the Casa Blanca area of Riverside.

All victims were treated by RFD personnel and transported to local hospitals where they are being treated for non life-threatening gunshot wounds. Riverside Police Gang Detectives were called to the scene and are investigating any possible gang involvement in this incident.

Two adult victims are from Riverside, one adult is a resident of Idaho and the two juvenile victims are from Riverside.

If anyone has information about this shooting they should contact the Riverside Police Department Gang Unit at (951) 320- 8100.