RIVERSIDE: Vehicle description released in motorcycle gang shooting

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RIVERSIDE – Police today released a description of a vehicle they believe is connected to a fatal shooting at a Riverside gas station in May, and sought the public’s help in locating the suspect.

The shooting happened at 10:28 p.m. on May 21 at a Shell gas station located at 3502 Adams St., Riverside police said.

There, officers found five members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang near the pumps. One of the members, James Duty, 31, was shot multiple times and later died at Riverside Community Hospital, according to Officer Ryan Railsback.

Another member was shot in the helmet he was wearing but was unscathed.

Detectives were able to obtain surveillance video from surrounding businesses that showed the suspect vehicle, which they described as a silver four-door sedan with black rims. Police believe the car to be a 2012 to 2014 Nissan Versa or Chevy Cruze.

“The suspect vehicle was last seen entering the westbound on-ramp to the 91 Freeway from Adams Street after the shooting,” Railsback said.

Police believe the shooter was the front passenger of the suspect vehicle and described him as either white or Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds.

The shooting could be related to a nearly 50-year-old feud between the Hell’s Angels and Mongol motorcycle gangs, Railsback said, noting that there have been several recent violent encounters between the gangs in Riverside and Orange counties.

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