1 killed in gun battle at Rialto park where students were on field trip: police

Two people were shot, one fatally when an altercation at a Rialto park turned into a gun battle Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, one person was killed and another is in critical condition. 

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. at Fergusson Park. At the time of the shooting, six classes of 1st and 2nd graders with Fitzgerald Elementary School were at the park for a field trip. Teachers and campus security guards sheltered the students under tables and other items when the shooting took place, police say. No students, school employees, or bystanders were injured during the incident.

Officers escorted the 79 students back to Fitzgerald Elementary.

Police say the shooting began when two groups of basketball players began arguing. The argument escalated into a shooting, witnesses say the two people exchanged gunfire. 

The victim killed has been identided as 22-year-old Daniel Dexter.

A black sedan and a white sedan were seen fleeing east from Fergusson Park. No arrests have been made, and no suspect description was provided. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Rialto Police Department Lt. James Mills at (909) 820-2632. Witnesses can also anonymously report information through WeTip at (800) 782-7463.