People riding in a Chrysler 300 and a minivan exchanged gunfire Thursday in a rolling gun battle on North Blanchard Street in Banning, where police found spent shell casings in the road but no suspects or gunshot victims, police announced Saturday.
Banning police responded about 5:45 p.m. Sept 12 to a report of multiple gun shots fired in the area of North Blanchard Street and East Hoffer Street, a Banning police dispatcher said in a phone interview.
Witnesses reported two vehicles were northbound on Blanchard, north of Hoffer, when occupants in both vehicles began exchanging gunfire, according to a news release.
"Officers were told that an unknown make tan colored minivan was driving behind a light blue Chrysler 300 when passengers from each vehicle began shooting at the other vehicle while both were in motion," police said in the statement.
Both vehicles were gone when police arrived. No victims were located on scene and there had not been any reports of gunshot victims as of Sept. 14, police said.
Several spent bullet cases were found in the roadway in the 1000 block of Blanchard Street, police said.
Houses, parked vehicles and a nearby school were checked for possible victims or bullet strikes. No victims were found, but an unoccupied vehicle parked in front of residence in the 1000 block of North Blanchard was struck in the front bumper area, police said.
Anyone with more info about the gunfire was urged to call Banning police at (951) 922-3170 and press 3 to speak to a dispatcher or watch commander.