Rylee Goodrich Killed, Anthony Barajas On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater – CBS Los Angeles

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CORONA (CBSLA) — An 18-year-old woman was killed and a 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting at a Corona movie theater, police said Tuesday.

Rylee Goodrich, 18, was killed in a shooting at a Corona movie theater. (Family photo)

“During the actual movie time, no one apparently heard the gunshot,” Kailyn Dillon, an employee who was not working at the time, said. “I know that we do have security bag checks that we do on the daily and, unfortunately, I’m not sure if just was missed or if it was in a holster on their belt.”

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Authorities said employees found the two while cleaning the theater following the 9:30 p.m. showing of “The Forever Purge,” at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings movie theater.

“At some point, the employee or employees walk inside the theater to conduct their clean-up or walk through and that’s when the 911 call was placed,” Corona Police Department Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis said. “[They said] that there was an unknown problem, somebody was bleeding, there wasn’t very specific information given.”

Kouroubacalis said police did not know what the call was for until officers arrived on the scene and found the two teens suffering from gunshot wounds, though authorities said no weapon 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 like get home from work and then finding out that your cousin was shot in the back of the head,” Ashley Cole, Goodrich’s cousin, said. “When there’s only six people in a movie theater, to me, that’s not what I imagine someone that’s not going with intentions to kill someone to do.”

Anthony Barajas, 19, was on life support Tuesday after being shot at a Corona movie theater Monday night. (Credit: Anthony Barajas/Instagram)

Barajas was a popular TikTok personality with more than 1 million followers, and Goodrich was home on summer break from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

Authorities said the two attended the movie together. However, it was not immediately clear who else was in the theater with them, though records show a total of six tickets were purchased for that showing.

“We don’t have any suspect information right now,” Kouroubacalis said. “We have no information to lead us to believe there is an active threat to our community or any surrounding community right now.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Goodrich’s family cover her funeral costs.

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Anyone with more information about the shooting can contact Corona police Senior Detective Dan Neagu at (951) 739-4916 or via email at Slaven.Neagu@CoronaCA.gov.

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