Man in His 20s Found Shot to Death Inside Car in Bank Parking Lot in Riverside
A man who went to retrieve money from an ATM was found fatally shot inside a car in the parking lot of a Chase Bank in Riverside, according to police.
Officers found the deceased man after responding to a call of a shooting in the 10300 block of Magnolia Avenue shortly before 4:30 a.m., Riverside Police Department Officer Ryan Railsback said.
He was inside a car that was still running when police and fire personnel arrived at the scene, according to Railsback.
The vehicle had backed into a tree planter in the lot, and first responders had to smash the car’s window in order to get to him, he said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet released his name, describing the victim only as a man in his late 20s.
Based on preliminary information from the investigation, police said the man drove to the bank to get money from the ATM. While inside the car, he was shot.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and seeing two individuals running across the parking lot, a Riverside police news release stated.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that the man was killed during the course of a robbery, according to Railsback.
He did not have any additional information about the investigation; a suspect description also was not immediately released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jim Brandt at 951-353-7137 or Detective Mike Medici at 951-353-7104. Tips can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this story.