Four suspects allegedly connected to the attempted murder of a man at a Cathedral City bar were detained Friday by police in Banning.

The suspects, identified only as male Coachella Valley residents, were arrested around 11:15 a.m. at a gas station near the intersection of Ramsey and Hargrave streets, said Banning police Chief Alex Diaz.

Cathedral City police said Friday afternoon the men were wanted for a shooting at The Block Sports Bar & Grill, 68955 Ramon Road, which left a man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. The shooting, which occurred just before 11 p.m. Wednesday stemmed from an argument that escalated into a physical altercation between “two groups of bar patrons,” said Cmdr. Paul Herrera.

Police previously released a description of a single shooter sought for the crime.

Herrera said Friday that one of the suspects was believed to have shot the victim, while the suspected roles of the other three taken into custody remained under investigation.

It was unknown whether any of the suspects were armed when they were arrested Friday, but Herrera said they were taken into custody without incident.

In the past year, The Block has also been the site of a fatal beating and a shooting that wounded two men.

Last June, Rolando Rodriguez was beaten outside the bar in an attack that left him comatose. He died in a hospital months later. Three men — Jorge Tapia, Michael Rios and Andrew Ponce — are awaiting trial on murder charges in connection with the fatal beating.

In March, two men were hospitalized after being shot in the bar’s parking lot. Police arrested Santos Franco and Felipe Arechiga, who were charged with attempted murder.

–City News Service

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