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Police Investigating Gun Fight Caught on Tape

"So far we've had no reports of anybody being struck by gunfire or injured in anyway," said Officer Ryan Railsback.

Police are hoping to identify the shooters seen in a gunfight in downtown Riverside a few weeks ago.

Investigators said for the past two weeks they've been trying to find witnesses.

Riverside police said the video of the gunfight shows a woman ducking for cover behind a car. Seconds later a man runs down the sidewalk, turns around and fires a gunshot. Investigators said it began just minutes earlier, when two groups of people got into a fist fight that quickly escalated.

"So far we've had no reports of anybody being struck by gunfire or injured in anyway," said Officer Ryan Railsback. He said it happened early in the morning on Oct. 15. By the time police arrived, everyone involved had left including the woman who was seen walking with one of the shooters.

"It's really concerning because most of our team is women and they work late," salon owner Tommie Rocha said.

Rocha said she is worried about downtown safety because in August a man was fatally beaten after trying to break up a fight outside a nightclub in the heart of the entertainment district.

Railsback said his department has already taken extra steps to increase safety.

"We have private security patrols out there, extra officers that their shifts come in later to handle the crowds as they are exiting these clubs as well," he said.

Some business owners said this shooting is a reminder that customers also need to be extra careful, especially late at night and early in the morning.

"Just be familiar with where you are parking make sure the streets are lit there's ample lighting around you maybe try to walk with another individual if you are leaving a hotel or bar," Darren Conkerite said.

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