On Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:06 p.m. Banning Police Department patrol officers responded to a report of several subjects fighting at the Peppertree Apartments located at 456 East Nicolet Street in Banning.

While responding to the location, additional 9-1-1 calls were received that the subjects involved were armed with knives and guns. Moments later, several more 9-1-1 calls were received of shots being heard inside the apartment complex.

Upon arrival, officers located a victim that had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was identified as a sixteen-year-old juvenile from Banning. The juvenile’s name will not be released. The juvenile’s condition did not appear to be life threatening. Paramedics arrived, treated, and transported the juvenile to a local hospital for further medical treatment.

Banning Police Department detectives were summoned to the location and assumed the investigation.

The crime scene was processed and there was evidence located at the scene that a shooting did occur inside the apartment complex. Several witnesses were located at the scene and it was determined that all the subjects involved, excluding the juvenile victim, had left the location prior to the arrival of law enforcement personnel.

The Banning Police Department is asking if anyone witnessed this incident or has additional information, call the Banning Police Department Detective Bureau at (951) 922-3170.

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