Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 23, 2004
Contact Lieutenant Ed Blevins
Phone (951) 351-6050
Fax (951) 351-6051


Child Injured During Shooting

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 10:50 PM, officers responded to the 7500 Block of Fern Ave. reference several calls of shots heard in the area.

Several subjects were standing in the front yard of a residence on Fern when unknown suspect(s) fired numerous shots at the group. A nine-year-old boy who was in the yard received a gunshot wound to his foot. The boy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injury. Two subjects were seen running away immediately after the shooting. A search of the area was conducted with no suspects found.

The Riverside Police Department is requesting that anyone with information about this incident please contact the Departmentís Investigations Division at (951) 320-8000.