SAN BERNARDINO – County Sheriff’s deputies are still seeking leads and witnesses to a November 7 shooting in which two men were treated for their wounds.
Deputies responded to the emergency room at an area hospital, which admitted a patient suffering from gunshot wounds to his right arm. Another victim was treated for knife wounds, having been stabbed several times, according to Deputy Joshua Gile. No suspects have yet been identified in either attack.
Investigators determined the attacks took place at a party in the unincorporated county area of Muscoy, the area of Vermont Street near 2nd Avenue. Deputies learned that the gunshot victim had been at a gathering, described as a party, with several other people. He said several subjects started a fight. An unknown subject produced a handgun, fired several shots into the crowd striking the victim, and fled the area with several other people.
Deputy Gile said, “He was initially unaware he had been struck by one bullet that completely pierced his right arm.” But after realizing he had been struck, the victim was taken to the hospital and dropped off for treatment.
While investigating the shooting victim, deputies were told by medical personnel that a second victim had been left at the driveway of the hospital’s emergency room by unknown people. Having been stabbed multiple times in the upper torso, the second victim was transferred to a local trauma center for specialized treatment. Neither he, nor the other victim were identified by authorities.
The second victim was listed in critical condition, though he was described as stable. Deputies discovered the second victim had been at the same party as the shooting victim. But it was unclear if both victims had been wounded at the party, or if the assaults had possibly taken place at separate locations within Muscoy.
Investigators have few leads, according to Gile, who said the investigation was continuing into both incidents. The public’s help is being sought, he said, “in solving these two crimes.” Gile did not disclose any possible motives for either the shooting or the stabbing.