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Three wounded in home invasion robbery, shootout

September 29, 2011 |  3:37 pm

A home invasion robbery in Riverside on Wednesday night turned into a wild shootout that left two suspects and one resident wounded, authorities said.

At 9:30 p.m., Riverside police  responded to a report of gunshots inside a home in the 5000 block of Olivos Way, in a neighborhood just north of the Riverside Freeway in western part of the city.

Three men with guns allegedly burst into the home and were greeted by a resident who was also armed and “returned fire,” according to a statement released by Police  Sgt. Dan Russell.

When officers arrived, they found an adult male inside the home with gunshot wounds. The victim, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.

A short time later, officials at a second local hospital alerted police that two men were being treated in the emergency room for gunshot wounds. Officers responded and detained both gunshot victims and another suspect who was at the hospital, police said.

Arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and home invasion robbery were Isaiah Flores, 22, of Riverside; Joshua Flores, 23, of Moreno Valley; and Roland Martinez, 23, of Riverside.

Police did not say which suspects were wounded in the shootout.


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