Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Sunday, March 18, 2007
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Shooting Victim

Riverside, Ca- At approximately 2:40 pm the Riverside Police Department Dispatch Center received a telephone call regarding a shooting victim in the 11000 block of Magnolia Ave. The initial investigation by officers at the scene revealed that a 23-year-old male was riding his bicycle east on Magnolia Ave as the suspect(s) approached him in a vehicle traveling west on Magnolia Ave. An occupant in the suspect vehicle shot at the victim, approximately 5 to 6 times, striking him once in his back.

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene then transported him to the hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. The victimís wounds are not considered life threatening at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to telephone Detective J. Miera at (951) 353-7241.