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Banning Police Searching for Shooter

One person was shot in the abdomen after six rounds were fired off during a confrontation.

A person was shot on Wednesday night in Banning and police are trying to track down the suspected shooter.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired just before midnight to find a victim with a gunshot wound in the lower abdomen area, according to the Banning Police Department. Detectives later discovered that a confrontation involving a large group of people took place outside 1520 W. Williams St., ending when an unknown suspect fired six rounds, striking the victim once. The shooter fled the scene, but police do not know in which direction.

Evidence gathered at the scene indicates the incident was gang related, according police.

The victim was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center.

No further information was made immediately available.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Banning Police Department Detective Bureau at 951-849-1194.

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SANDI MURRY August 04, 2012 at 05:53 AM
WELL I SURE HOPE WE GET BETTER RESULTS THAN THE RECENT TRIPLE HOMICIDE ..CUS WE'VE ALL SEE WAT BANNING FINEST HAS DONE THERE ..IF THEY SPENT MORE TIME INVESTIGATING THAN HARASSING THEY MIGHT BRING THESE COWARDS TO JUSTICE ..!!!! JUS SAYING
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 04, 2012 at 05:36 PM
According to the article, there was a large group of people standing around, so someone knows who the shooter is. Will a witness come forward? Probably not. Part of solving any crime is cooperation from the public. Someone in the area has information on that triple slaying but but doesn't have the guts to report what they know.
Banning Resident since 2003 August 08, 2012 at 02:23 AM
No faith in the Banning Homicide Detectives involved in the tripple murder in Banning, still unsolved! Thank GOD the little boy survived or it would have read 4 murdered one victim not discovered in home for hours after cops were on the scene.
summer August 08, 2012 at 09:04 AM
A triple homicide in a small town where murders aren't too common is tough to handle. Couple that with residents reluctant to come forward, and this may take a lot longer than it has so far. Rest assured the police haven't forgotten about this. It's a small force, so their time is most likely divided. Instead of complaining, why don't you go ask them how you can help...
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 08, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I agree, Summer. There is at least one person with information on these murders, but is too much a coward to come forward. Banning just isn't that big, and word gets around in an awful situation like this. Some is bragging and talking about it. Public help is essential in cases like this.
ACH August 09, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Here goes law and order, I love and support the Police no matter what Zitster again. You make me want to throw up.

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