A man was fatally shot Friday outside a Riverside bank, where he had gone to withdraw money.

The attack happened about 4:20 a.m. at a Chase bank branch in the 10300 block of Magnolia Ave., near Tyler Street, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Officer Ryan Railsback said the victim — whose identity was not immediately released — drove to the location in a four-door sedan, and while preparing to transact business at an ATM, was approached by two men — one of whom pulled a handgun and shot him.

The shooter and his accomplice fled across the north parking lot of the Galleria at Tyler mall, vanishing into the night before patrol officers converged on the bank moments later, according to Railsback.

“When paramedics arrived, they found (the victim’s car) still running and backed up against a tree,” the police spokesman said. “Officers broke a rear window to gain access to the victim, who suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Investigators did not release descriptions of the two suspects.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the police department’s homicide unit at (951) 353-7137.

–City News Service

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