Seven people shot, killed in suspected drug house in Riverside County

On September 7 at 12:33 a.m., deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence in the 45000 block of Highway 371 in the unincorporated area of Aguanga.

Upon arrival, deputies located a female adult suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to the hospital where she died of her injuries, according to Sergeant Richard Carroll.

Deputies located six additional victims suffering from gunshot wounds. All six victims died as a result of their injuries, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit and Hemet Station responded and assumed the investigation. Evidence located at the scene indicated the location was being used to manufacture and harvest an illicit marijuana operation. 

More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and several hundred marijuana plants were located at the scene, according to the sheriff’s department.

The suspect(s) remain at large. Officials say this appears to have been an isolated incident and there is no threat to the general public.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Paz at 951-955-2777.


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