Seven people were shot and wounded during an event called “The First Purge” held Sunday night at a Riverside Nightclub.
I was at Sevilla’s nightclub and they were shooting the place up. I lowkey freaked out. I’m glad my friends and I are okay and I love all my friends for calming me down while we were in there when shots went off.
— Marco (@marxq_) October 29, 2018
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.
A shooting occurred early Monday morning at a popular downtown Riverside nightclub “Sevilla Nightclub”.
— FirePhotoGirl (@FirePhotoGirl) October 29, 2018
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.
There was some initial misinformation describing this incident as a”mass shooting.“ It was not and detectives from our Gang Unit are following up on leads to identity the suspects involved. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening. https://t.co/F2GkrmKkLS
— Officer Ryan Railsback (@RPD_PIO) October 29, 2018
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.