RIVERSIDE – Two were arrested after a fight broke out at a Riverside nightclub early Monday morning. At around 2:00 a.m. Riverside police responded to a call reporting a fight at the nightclub parking lot in the 3200 block of Mission Inn Avenue While en route, additional reports were called into dispatch indicating that there was a man with a gun and shots possibly being fired.
Officers arrived a short time later to find several groups of people, who they detained during the investigation. Officers were able to determine that there was a physical altercation between two large groups of people. Nightclub security attempted to step in and break up the fight but one male subject pulled a handgun out of his waistband. The guard spotted the gun and quickly kicked it out of his hands, officials said.
A second person grabbed the gun and fled the scene on foot. Although the shots fired was unfounded with no victims or shell casings found, one suspect and two vehicles were identified as being involved. Officers located a loaded handgun in one vehicle and a loaded rifle in a second car.
Eric Bell, a 19-year-old Beaumont man, and Daniel Gonzales, a 24-year-old Hemet man were arrested and booked into jail for firearm related charges.
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