San Bernardino Shooting not Ruled Gang-Related Yet

San Bernardino Shooting not Ruled Gang-Related Yet

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SAN BERNARDINO – A deadly car shooting that claimed two lives on Wednesday, a car-to-car shooting that has left investigators with little evidence so far.

When police responded at 3:15 p.m., they found a man dead inside a car. Ariel Bojorquez, 19, of San Bernardino was later identified as the victim.

A woman who was also in the car was taken to a local hospital, where she died. Police have not yet identified her, according to police spokeswoman Eileen Hards, but reports are that she was Bojorquez’s girl friend.

A dark-colored Honda, which had crashed near a residence, was discovered by police upon their arrival on the 2900 block of North Pershing Avenue. Bojorquez was found inside, already dead.

Witnesses told police the shots sounded like semi-automatic weapons firing. Reports, which stated there were at least five shots fired, are that the cars were traveling west on 29th street, which is south of the 215 freeway.

The Honda careened into the corner yard, hit a tree and a shed, eventually crashing into a carport on the corner of 29th Street and Pershing Avenue. Police did not say if Bojorquez was driving the Honda.

Authorities are not yet calling the crime a gang-related shooting. San Bernardino Police Department officers were canvassing the neighborhood near the 2900 block of North Pershing Avenue, where the shooting took place.

Police believe that another car drove up to the victims, opening fire while both cars were in motion. Reports are that the fleeing car was a white, four-door sedan.

There were no descriptions of possible shooting suspects, according to reports. The murdered pair are the 21st and 22nd homicide victims of San Bernardino in 2016, according to police records.

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