RIVERSIDE – One man is dead and two were injured after shots were fired at the USA Gas located at 3950 Tyler Street on Saturday. Just before 12:45 a.m. the Riverside Police, the City of Riverside Fire Department and AMR responded to a call reporting a shooting. Initial reports indicated that two men were shot and two men fled the scene.
When police arrived they located the lifeless body of one man and another lying on the ground. Upon further investigation, they located a 3rd victim behind a Norm’s Restaurant in the area. The two living victim’s we transported to the hospital in moderate condition.
The suspects were described as two White men, one in his 20’s and the other in his 30’s. The first suspect, believed to be in his 30’s, was last seen wearing a black and white baseball jersey style shirt and blue jean shorts. He was around 5’10” tall and 180 pounds and carrying a black semi-automatic handgun. The second suspect was wearing a green shirt and black shorts. Both fled on foot in the dirt road behind the Best Buy. The possible suspect vehicle is described as a late model blue Jeep Cherokee.
The Homicide Unit responded to the scene to assume the investigation. Authorities said that the three victims were reported to be standing in the parking lot of the gas station when they were approached and shot for reasons still under investigation. It is unclear at this time if any arrests have been made, information will be updated as it becomes available.
The name of the deceased man will be released by the Riverside County Coroner’s Department pending identification and notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jim Brant at (951)353-7131 or Detective Mike Medici at (951) 353-7104.
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