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Two men killed, innocent bystander shot in head during gunfight in San Bernardino park

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Police recover a revolver used in a gunfight in a San Bernardino park in which two men were killed, a woman gravely injured and another man shot in the foot.

A Sunday night shootout in San Bernardino has left two men dead and two innocent bystanders wounded, one of them gravely, police say.

Gunfire erupted at about 9:15 p.m. in Delmann Heights Park near the Community Center, where numerous people were enjoying the warm evening, according to reports. The San Bernardino Sun writes that there was a baseball game and a barbeque going on nearby.

Police say the gunfight started due to an argument between 35-year-old Ramiro Aguilar of San Bernardino and 31-year-old Corey Broussard of Victorville, the Sun reports. Both men died of bullet wounds.

Two innocent bystanders were wounded in the gunfight, one of them severely. Luisa Villalobos, 49, of Chino Hills, was struck in the head by a stray bullet as she sat in her car in the community center parking lot, police say. She is currently on life support at a hospital in Colton, according to the Sun.


FBI arrests San Bernardino social studies teacher for child pornography

Eugene Ballantyne

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Eugene Ballantyne

A middle school teacher in San Bernardino was arrested Tuesday by the FBI on child pornography charges. Eugene Ballantyne, 29, taken into custody at his home, is accused of trading sexually explicit photos with a 13-year-old New Jersey girl.

According to a FBI affidavit filed in federal court, the teacher also told investigators he had sex with a 17-year-old girl in July, and that two years earlier he'd received sexually explicit pictures from a 15-year-old girl, NBC LA reports.

Under the alias "John Baldwin," Ballantyne contacted the South Brunswick, N.J. teen in an internet chat room. The suspect, claiming to be a 25-year-old teacher from Corona, also corresponded with the girl by cellphone and email, notes the L.A. Times.

FBI investigators and South Brunswick police tracked emails, calls and photos to Ballantyne’s cellphone after the girl’s mother reported to local authorities that illicit material was being exchanged between her daughter and a man in California.