San Bernardino police were tracking gang activity Thursday night in an area of the city that’s been seeing increased violence in recent months.
Just before 9pm, in an alleyway near West 5th street, an unmarked unit came under fire from three subjects– according to sbsun.com.
The officers returned fire and the three subjects made a run for it until they reached the Terrace Hotel–where they ran through the parking lot. The suspects encountered two more officers, and one of the suspects, a 17-year-old, was shot in the abdomen, but remains in stable condition.
Another suspect tried to enter a room at the San Bernardino Motel, but was taken into custody.
The third suspect was found at a mobile home park nearby. The three officers involved were not injured, the local ABC station reported.
Meantime, police are also investigating the city’s 25th homicide of the year — after a 29-year-old man was killed in a “car-to-car shooting Thursday night,” ABC7 reports.
Lt. Rich Lawhead said they are experiencing extreme violence in the city and are now making sure to have more visibility on the streets and ramping up efforts to suppress some of this criminal activity.
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