Shooting Victim Crashes and Flips Car in Riverside

A man was near death in a Riverside hospital Sunday, after first being shot and then flipping his car on a residential street.

Gunfire and the crash were reported at about 8:10 p.m. near Fern and Madison streets, in the Casa Blanca neighborhood, according to Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback.

Firefighters found the man trapped and badly injured. They pried him loose and he was later hospitalized in grave condition, he said.

Railsback said no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Details were still sketchy at midday, it was not clear what the motive of the shooting was, or if any suspects had been identified.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Jim Brandt at (951) 353-7137 or jbrandt@riversideca.gov, or Detective Mike Medici at (951) 353-7104 or mmedici@riversideca.gov .

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