Police Saturday were trying to determine whether a solo-vehicle crash in Banning and a shooting that occurred minutes later which injured a man in a nearby neighborhood are linked.
Police responded to a crash at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2600 block of West Lincoln Street and found an unoccupied vehicle that had slammed into a brick wall.
A few minutes later, officers heard gunfire south of the crash scene in the Serrano Del Vista community, police said.
Shortly after, a woman who lives in the 500 block of Breezy Circle, called police to report that her husband had been shot.
The victim was taken to a hospital, though his condition was not disclosed.
“This is an ongoing investigation for the suspect(s) involved, it is unknown at this time if the traffic collision and the shooting are related,” police said in a statement.
Anyone with information about either incident was urged to contact Banning police at 951-922-3170.