RIVERSIDE: Three hospitalized after drive-by shooting at home

RIVERSIDE — Officials are searching for those responsible for shooting three people outside a Riverside home last night, March 29. All three are expected to survive the shooting, which happened on the 4700 block of Park Avenue.

Officers had their hands full controlling the chaotic shooting scene with multiple victims. William Hayes/OC Hawk News photo

City of Riverside Police and Fire personnel along with other emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the shooting shortly after 9 p.m., after receiving reports of several people shot and injured in front the home, Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback explained after the incident.

When officers arrived, “they found three subjects suffering from gunshot wounds,” said Railsback. “All three were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”

Detectives who responded to the scene and assumed the investigation learned the three victims were standing outside a residence when a vehicle drove by. As the vehicle slowed in front of the residence an unknown person fired numerous shots at those standing outside the home, striking the three victims before fleeing from the scene.

Officials were later seen documenting, photographing and collecting various items of evidence along a bloodstained section of sidewalk in front of the home where the shooting occurred.   

Officials have not specified how many rounds were fired or how many times the three victims were struck. Officials have also not yet provide any details regarding the suspected shooters or what they were possibly driving when the shooting happened.

Citing the ongoing investigation, officials have not provided any further information

The investigation is ongoing and officers have requested that anyone with information about the investigation or who witnessed the shooting contact Riverside PD’s Centralized Investigations Bureau at (951) 353-7100, or you can email them. Callers can refer to incident file number P18057963 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.