A man was killed Saturday, Dec. 21 in an apparent shooting accident near Moreno Valley, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Officers responded to a 911 call at Reche Canyon Road and Locust Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Riverside County. They found a man with a gunshot wound and transported him to a local hospital, where he died. The name of the man has not yet been released.
Police say the man and another male friend were in the county area shooting rifles Saturday morning when one of the guns discharged and hit the victim. The friend called 911 to say the man had been shot.
Investigating officers are calling the case an accidental shooting
Coroner’s File #: 2013-11616
Last Name: Zamudio Gender: Male
First Name: Steve Age: 27 Years
City of Residence: Riverside Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 12/21/2013 Time of Death: 1343 Hours
Date of Injury: 12/21/2013 Time of Injury: 1111 Hours
Location of Death: Emergency room Riverside County Regional Medical Ctr.
Location of Injury: Open Field Reche Canyon and Smiley Blvd. Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Agency Investigating: Riverside Sheriff – Moreno Valley Station
Investigation #: MC133550002
Comments: Accidental shooting, refer to Moreno Valley Station press release.