Shooting at Hemet Bar Injures Two

Written by Trevor Montgomery

Riverside County News Source

On-Scene Reporting and Photographs:

Miguel Shannon/Epicenter News

 

Hemet, Calif.; On November 8, a shooting occurred at the Elite Bar and Lounge, located at 118 N. Harvard St., in the city of Hemet. The shooting, which followed a physical altercation inside the bar, left two victims injured, one with gunshot wounds to his leg.

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At around midnight, the Hemet Police Department Dispatch Center received multiple calls reporting shots fired on N. Harvard Ave.

One of the callers told police dispatchers that immediately after the shooting, a male was seen limping away from the scene, south on N. Harvard towards Florida Ave.

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Upon their arrival, officers found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg. Officers immediately requested emergency first responders to the scene to provide medical treatment to the victim of the shooting.

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Two people were injured in the shooting incident. The unidentified male who was shot in the leg and an unidentified female who was hit by debris from a bullet that ricocheted of the ground.

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Officers questioned multiple witnesses and determined a physical altercation occurred inside the Elite Bar and Lounge. The altercation spilled outside and resulted in an unidentified suspect pulling out a gun and firing several rounds at the victim. Multiple witnesses said the suspect fired at the victim from “point-blank range.”

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Immediately after the shooting, the suspect fled from the location in a lifted black truck. No further description of the suspect has been made available. As of this report it was unknown if officers had identified the suspect involved in this shooting.

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After being treated at the scene, the male victim was taken by AMR to a local hospital with what has been described as non-life-threatening injuries. The female who was hit by debris was treated at the scene and declined further medical treatment.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to immediately the Hemet Police Department at (951) 765-2400. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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