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Update on Sept. 2 Banning Shooting

The victim was uncooperative and police say the case may be gang related.

One man was injured after shots were fired in Banning on Sunday night.

Banning police responded to the report of shots fired at around 9:05 p.m. at an unspecific location on North Blanchard Street, near East Hoffer Street, according to Sgt. Alex Diaz.  

"Upon arrival, officers located several spent bullet casings on the street, as well as a possible blood trail," said Diaz.

Information gathered at the seen indicated that several vehicles fled the scene of the shooting, and one person was hurt.

Police then discovered that the injured man was at the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital emergency room. He sustained a injury to the back of the head, possibly caused by a ricochet bullet.

The victim was uncooperative and police say the case may be gang related.

The case is still under investigation.

Patch first reported on the incident Sunday night.

LLODOWN September 04, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Stupid ass kids, teenagers with no hope...
Mariana Zuelsdorf September 04, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Llodown, I agree that it's stupid but there is hope. They have to want it, and be willing to change. Everyone has the chance to make something of their life, one way or another, good or bad. Stupid is putting oneself under another person's control and that's all a gang is
Aaron Alexander September 04, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Why should we pay thousands upon thousands of dollars rehabilitating these people who when plucked off the street are acting like wild animals? We need to start locking up the parents or sterilizing them.
Mariana Zuelsdorf September 04, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Aaron, I never mentioned rehabilitation, because I don't believe it works. What works is for the individual to walk away. If one is in over his/her head, climb out and do something about it. It takes guts but it can be done
unknown September 05, 2012 at 12:28 AM
I have to agree with Mariana I have known people to get out of situations like this and change their life for the better. But they have to want to do it. There is always a way out of a bad situation.
summer September 05, 2012 at 01:49 AM
*some
Daniel Ele September 05, 2012 at 06:05 AM
I know we all do not like the current President. It is not fair to promote one candidate and not the other. Also, I am amazed of how much the stores carry Dodger related items and not the Angels also, most of us are Angel's fans here in the valley.
Mariana Zuelsdorf September 05, 2012 at 06:31 AM
Matthew, thank you for the follow-up on this shooting. I wish all the news articles had a 'second chapter'. We live in the Pass and what happens here is important to us. Thank you again.
Samuel September 05, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Ever hear of ADD, Daniel?
Matthew Schoenmann September 05, 2012 at 07:10 AM
You're welcome, Mariana.
Rick Murdock September 06, 2012 at 02:58 AM
I send my deepest apologies to the families of the victims. I believe the police department can do more to protect the citizens living or passing through these neighborhoods. I also believe that the city and neighbors can do more. I have driven through this area of town and am very impressed by the homeowners/renters that maintain their properties. Unfortunately this is not the norm. Code enforcement needs to get involved. Crime typically doesn't hide behind a white pocket fence and rundown properties decrease property values and increase crime. Case in point the city of Hemet. Bottom line is that the city needs to become involved in these areas and neighbors need to report suspicious activity. These problems have not started overnight and will not improve until neighbors say enough is enough.
Mariana Zuelsdorf September 06, 2012 at 04:29 AM
I've been thinking a lot about the recent shootings and beatings. I believe that there are plenty of criminals behind white picket fences; they are just better organized and the type of crime is more sophisticated. Your post made me do a lot of thinking too, Rick. I know that I would be inclined to get involved if I saw a crime being committed, but a recent article in the Press Enterprise brought me up short. A man walking home saw another man beating a woman, yelled at the guy to stop, then continued on home. Later, a car pulled up in front of the man's house, shots were fired and a child killed. Now I'm wondering just how involved I would really get. I agree that the neighborhood needs to watch for strange and suspicious activity, and it doesn't take a lot of money to straighten a curtain or pull a weed. Outside of sitting at the ends of the streets (two separate areas of town), I'm not sure what the police can do without the community's help. There are some very nice homes in both areas. However, having said all this while remembering the newspaper article, I wonder just how brave I would be. We lived in a small village, near Austria and Slovenia in northern Italy, for two years. The OSI warned all the American families to 1. be aware of your surroundings; 2. watch the cars around you; 3. don't use the same route all the time. How brave would I be? I'm ashamed to say I don't know
haden ward September 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Imagine that, the victim is uncooperative. Oh well, case will be closed now.
Aaron Alexander September 07, 2012 at 12:33 AM
If he doesn't want to cooperate I think there is more than enough evidence to charge him with discharging a gun in public.
Aaron Alexander September 07, 2012 at 12:35 AM
@Mariana Now you get it. If the police don't protect you or even follow up on reports, why should you risk your life unarmed? And if you were armed and had to use a weapon it would be more lucrative to charge you with a crime than a criminal who already uses the legal system like a turnstile.
Mariana Zuelsdorf September 07, 2012 at 01:47 AM
@Aaron, I think you lost me on this post; I'm sorry. I don't own, and never have owned, a real gun, but I do have a potato gun and used to have a cap gun. My husband doesn't own a gun either, and the only one he ever had was kept in a safe at a Missile site.

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