Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Office of the Chief
Phone (951) 826-5147


Youths Injured in Shooting



Riverside, Ca- Shortly after 4 p.m., Monday, January 30, 2006, there were several shots fired from the front-side yard of a residence on the 1900-block of Seventh Street, near Douglass Ave. Two juveniles received non-life threatening injuries.

A group of three Hispanic youths encountered the suspects in the yard of the residence and exchanged taunts earlier in the afternoon. The Hispanic youths left but said they'd return. When the Hispanic youths returned to the scene, the verbal exchange resumed and shots were fired. The youths scattered, including those injured.

Two youths received treatment some distance from the scene and were taken to Riverside Community Hospital, a 15-year-old male with a back wound to the hip and a 16-year-old make with a wound to the hip.

The suspects are described as black males in their early to mid-twenties.

The incident may or may not be gang-related; the gang unit has been notified and the investigation continues.

A weapon was recovered at the scene.

The Area Commander has ordered extra patrols for the area.

[UPDATE 03/15/2005: See also... Suspect arrested in 91 Freeway Double Homicide]