Woman killed in Riverside shooting

Gunfire left a woman dead in Riverside early Saturday, Aug. 1

Callers reported a person had been shot at about 12:11 a.m., and summoned officers and paramedics to the 3800 block of Locust Street, in the downtown neighborhood, Riverside Police Department officials said in a news release. They located a woman suffering from gunshot wounds and attempted to save her life, but she died before she could be taken to a hospital.

Her identity was withheld pending the notification of relatives.

Investigators believe she was shot in the backyard of a residence in that block by a person who fled the area in a vehicle. Officials did not immediately suggest a motive for the killing or release a description of any possible suspect. No arrests were announced as of Sunday.

Authorities urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call or email either Riverside Police Det. Dan Mercadefe at 951-353-7103 and [email protected], or Det. Bryon Adcox at 951-353-7134 and [email protected] Tips can also be sent anonymously to [email protected]

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