Moreno Valley house party shooting: 7 injured

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- At least seven people were injured in a shooting at a Moreno Valley house party early Sunday morning, authorities said. No arrests have been made.

The shooting occurred shortly after midnight at a home on Heather Glen Road. According to Riverside County sheriff's deputies, at least seven young partygoers were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The party was taking place at a home slated for eviction. Partygoers told Eyewitness News that the event was a "moving-out party."

Neighbors said deputies had responded to the home earlier in the night, but left before the uninvited guest opened fire.

There were about 50 to 60 people at the party when gunfire erupted. According to partygoers, a young man, possibly in his early 20s, showed up and knocked on the door. They said he opened fire after being turned away.

"People were drunk and I guess the lady was saying it's time to go, so I guess he took that advantage and went to the car across the street, saw everybody was leaving, he just opened fire," said partygoer Kenneth Johnson.

"I heard like four shots, the party was over, everybody came outside and then it was about a good 15 more, nonstop," partygoer Andre Spikes said.

Spikes and Johnson said they scrambled for cover, dodging bullets.

Partygoers broke numerous fences as they tried to escape. Broken glass and bloody clothing were seen outside the home.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff's Department at (951) 247-8700.




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