“During filming, apparently no one heard the gunshot,” said Kailyn Dillon, an employee who was not working at the time. “I know we do bag security checks every day and unfortunately I don’t know if that was missed or if it was in a holster on their belt. “
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Authorities said employees found the two men cleaning the cinema after “The Forever Purge” screened at 9:30 p.m. at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings cinema.
“At one point the employee or employees walk into the theater to do their cleaning or to walk around and that’s when the 911 call was made,” said police corporal from Corona. said Tobias Kouroubacalis. ” [They said] that there was an unknown problem, someone was bleeding, there was not very specific information given.
Kouroubacalis said police did not know what the call was for until officers arrived at the scene and found the two teenagers with gunshot wounds, although authorities said no guns had was found at the scene.
The man, identified as Anthony Barajas, was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The woman, identified as Rylee Goodrich, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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“You don’t expect to enjoy coming home from work and then finding out that your cousin has been shot in the head,” said Ashley Cole, Goodrich’s cousin. “When there are only six people in a movie theater, for me, it’s not what I imagine someone who has no intention of killing someone to do. “
Barajas was a popular TikTok personality with over a million followers, and Goodrich was home during summer vacation from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.
Authorities said the two attended the film together. However, it was not immediately clear who else was in the theater with them, although records show that a total of six tickets were purchased for this performance.
“We have no suspicious information at the moment,” Kouroubacalis said. “We have no information that would lead us to believe that there is currently an active threat to our community or any surrounding community. “
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Goodrich’s family cover their funeral expenses.
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Anyone with more information about the shooting can contact Corona Police Senior Detective Dan Neagu at (951) 739-4916 or by email at [email protected]