7 wounded in shooting during ‘The First Purge’ event at Riverside nightclub

Seven people were shot and wounded during an event called “The First Purge” held Sunday night at a Riverside Nightclub.

The shooting was reported a little after midnight at Sevilla Nightclub Riverside on Mission Inn Avenue, according to ABC 7. Two victims were taken from the scene by ambulance to the hospital. Five others transported themselves to get medical attention.

None of the injuries were described as life-threatening.

The event was billed as “The First Purge” featuring multiple hip-hop artists. Social media posts prompting the event had been taken down Monday morning.

Police do not believe the shooting was an active-shooter situation in which a gunman opens fire into a crowd, reports the LA Times. Gang investigators are looking into whether the shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups inside the club.

The shooting is under investigation. No suspect is in custody.

Anyone with info should call Detective Trevor Childers at (951) 353-7130 or Detective Karla Corbett at (951) 353-7134.


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