The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two more mysterious shootings along the 91 Freeway that occur at the same time, but no arrests have been made. The most recent incident occurred on Friday in the Chino Hills area of the county and the other occurred in the San Bernardino Mountains on Thursday night.
The vast majority of people don’t wake up and think, “I’m going to shoot someone today.” But it happens every day: 45 people a day in America are murdered by a firearm. But that’s not the whole story. There are even more shootings that are reported in some areas, but not others. In the Riverside area, a very large section of the 91 freeway has been plagued by shootings for 3 years, but no one gets arrested. There are 4 shootings this month alone that are still unsolved.
RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Four more motorists reported broken windows along Interstate 91 from Riverside to Corona Monday morning, as the mysterious string of shootings on the highway that began earlier this month continues unabated.
According to the California Highway Patrol, around 7:30 a.m. on the West 91 Freeway near Tyler Street, the windows of two motorists were blown out.
I was driving to work on the highway when I suddenly heard a very loud bang, followed by the sound of falling glass, said one of the victims, who would not give her last name.
He was ahead of us, said Luther Castro, the second victim. He was hit first.
Both stated they were aware of a series of fireworks explosions that damaged approximately 60 vehicles on Southland roads over the past three weeks.
I remember the police saying that people drive on for a long time before they stop, so I wanted to stop right away, said the first victim.
I called the police and waited about 30 minutes for them to arrive, Castro said.
A short time later, a third vehicle was hit while traveling eastbound on the 91 Freeway, about a half mile from the first two shootings, east of La Sierra. A fourth vehicle was hit shortly after near Corona on the 91 Freeway.
All of Monday’s shootings took place within about seven minutes of each other, authorities said. There were no injuries.
CHP investigators think the suspect is shooting from a passing vehicle, but they have few clues.
It’s extremely difficult to catch someone like that, but we have investigators from Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles County, said Ramon Duran, spokesman for the Inland CHP.
Scott Reitz, a former LAPD SWAT officer and expert on police training, said it could be a young man without access to a real weapon.
The sense that someone would do such a thing can only be surmised, he said. It could be a thrill seeker or someone who is just not satisfied with society in general.
On how this person could be caught, he said it could be a video recording or bragging rights.
Often those kids start bragging to their friends about how they did this or that, or they brag to the girl they’re trying to impress, he said.
Since 4. In May, about 50 air guns were used on freeways in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, especially on Interstate 91. None of them were seriously injured.
A 32-year-old man from Corona was arrested late Saturday night in a shooting on the 91 Freeway in Riverside. They found a gun. Investigators, however, do not believe the suspect has anything to do with the series of shootings with air guns.
A 6-year-old boy was killed Friday morning in a violent shooting on Interstate 55 in Orange. The shooter is still at large.