Four men were arrested Friday at a Banning gas station in connection with the shooting and were being held on suspicion of attempted murder. Police have not released their names, but identified the men as Coachella Valley residents.
According to Avila's family, who created a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses, he will be hospitalized for a minimum of three months.
Family members say Avila was celebrating his wife's birthday at The Block when he "was shot in the abdomen and hand." He has already undergone at least two surgeries, according to his family.
"Mike is the sole provider of his family; wife and two young babies ages 4 and 2. This life-changing event has left this loving, caring, and family- oriented family in a state of turmoil," the page reads.