Gun battle at Rialto park during school trip leaves 1 dead – Los Angeles Times (Me: easy access to guns = guns replace fists and everyone at risk)

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fergusson Park in Rialto where dozens of elementary school students were on a field trip, authorities said.

Rialto police received a call shortly before 1 p.m. about a shooting in the 2300 block of west Sunrise Drive, officials said in a release.

When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to local trauma centers. One of them — Daniel Dexter, 22 — was declared dead at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, according to a spokesperson with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The other man, identified only as an 18-year-old, is in critical condition, Rialto police spokesperson Natalie Aguirre said Thursday.

The shooting stemmed from an argument between two groups of basketball players that escalated to an exchange of gunfire, authorities said. At the same time, a group of 79 students from Edward Fitzgerald Elementary School, also of Rialto, was on a field trip at the park.

 

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