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Burglary Leads to Shooting on Hillside, One Wounded, Two Arrested in Banning

The incident was reported at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday in the 4300 block of Hillside Drive in Banning, police said.

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.

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Lifer in Bmt. October 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM
To bad the bad guys weren't shot, maybe next time. I know some liberal will comment saying shame on me for this, but no we must start defending ourselves.
Washy October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM
YAY Two gang bangers off the street....(for tonight!)
Mariana Zuelsdorf October 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Amen to that! Parolees & gang bangers; gee, thanks Gov Brown
Ellen Carr October 12, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I'm a liberal but not in all things. I have no problem with anyone who wants to get rid of the slime that walks on Banning's street. Too bad we can't ship all gang members to a deserted area of Alaska and let them end for themselves!
Ellen Carr October 12, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Typo in last sentence...end should be FEND. Oops!
Washy October 12, 2012 at 11:46 PM
hahaha I read that sentence at End themselves (works both ways)
nobodyuno October 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM
In the last month someone has stolen a $200 weedeater from my home not far from where this took place.. They also stold gas and cap from my jeep and motorhome, tools from my neighbor and their mini go-cart.. These lowlifes walk through our neighborhoods at night stealing everything they can.. Too bad we can't just shoot these degenerates when they step foot on our property.. The police should've shot them dead instead..

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