Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Two men hit by drive-by gunfire

Riverside, Ca- Two men sitting on the tailgate of a pick-up truck were struck by drive-by gunfire Wednesday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. The truck was parked in front of a residence in the 2800-block of Blackstone Avenue when shots were fired from a passing vehicle, described as a white compact car.

The victims, Hispanic males ages 48 and 29, were each struck once in the upper torso areas. They were transported to Riverside Community Hospital with serious injuries.

No additional suspect information is available at this time. Anyone with information helpful to this investigation is urged to call Riverside Police Detectives Ron Sanfilippo at (951) 353-7105 or Steve Shumway at (951) 353-7138.