A burglary led to a shooting in which one person was shot three times Wednesday night in the area of Hillside Drive in Banning, and two felony parolees were arrested, police said Thursday.
Police were called at 9:47 p.m. Oct. 10 to the 4300 block of Hillside Drive, where several gun shots were reported and a dark colored SUV was seen leaving the area, Banning police said in a statement.
Arriving officers saw a black GMC Yukon "leaving the area at a high rate of speed," police said.
"Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which continued to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital where it was learned that a gunshot victim was inside the vehicle," police said.
The gunshot victim and witnesses told police two males had tried to break into a house in the 1400 block of Willow Street, and they were able to locate two suspects on Hillside Drive.
When they confronted the suspects about the burglary, "one suspect shot several rounds at the victim, hitting him three times before fleeing into the neighborhood," police said.
Banning police, Beaumont police and a Riverside County sheriff's helicopter crew searched the neighborhood and found two suspects hiding in a residence at 4502 Hillside Drive, Banning police said.
The suspects, Daniel N. Rocha, 21, and Gabriel T. Herrera, 25, were taken into custody and later booked at Smith Correctional in Banning, police said.
Both suspects are documented gang members, police said.
Rocha and Herrera were both held without bail Thursday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder, firearm possession, possession of ammunition by a felon, and violating state parole felony, according to inmate records.