RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Two people were taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting erupted at the scene of a separate shooting.
Police were already at the scene of a shooting at 1788 University Avenue, behind an Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the Gown Center Shopping Mall, at about midnight when another shooting, this one involving an officer, erupted.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy Kicks Surrendered Suspect In Head 2 times
Two people have been taken to the hospital – one in critical condition and another with non-life-threatening injuries. A large debris field is marked by several evidence markers.
Officers investigating a shooting for some reason had contacted people in a car, which led to an altercation. Shots were fired, and the driver was hit by gunfire. The passenger in the car was not shot.READ MORE: LAFD Knocks Down 4-Acre Blaze In Remote Section Of Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
The car at the scene crashed into parked cars at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car and a police car. The passenger sustained minor injuries from the crash.
Two officers also suffered minor injuries. One was taken to a hospital, and the other was treated at the scene.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Naked Man Burglarizes Bel-Air Home Before Coming Face To Face With Unsuspecting Homeowner
The Town Center parking lot where the shooting happened remains closed during the officer-involved shooting investigation.