Three teenage boys were shot during an attack in east Corona Thursday, leaving one dead and the other two seriously wounded.
The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of Circle City Drive, near East Sixth Street and Interstate 15, according to the Corona Police Department.
Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis said the victims, whose names were not disclosed, were a 13-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy — all from Corona.
“Preliminary information indicates the shooting is an isolated event, and there is no ongoing threat to the public,” the police spokesman said, without disclosing any further details.
The area where the attack occurred is mostly comprised of apartment complexes. It was not immediately clear whether all of the boys resided there.
Kouroubacalis said the youths were taken to several different hospitals for treatment, but the 16-year-old died soon afterward.
“The 13-year-old juvenile is in stable condition, while the 14-year-old victim is undergoing surgery,” he said.
The Corona-Norco Unified School District confirmed the boys were enrolled in a local school, but it wasn’t identified.
“The district is deeply saddened by the news about last night’s shooting involving three of our students, and tragically the death of one,” CNUSD said in a statement. “We share our sincere condolences to the families and friends who awoke to the heartbreaking news. Our counselors have been made available on campus to provide additional support for students and staff and will be in place as long as necessary, as this tragic news impacts our entire community.”
There was no word on a possible motive, or whether detectives have identified a suspect or suspects.
Anyone with information was asked to contact investigators at 951-739- 4916, or leave a message at the city’s Crime Tip Hotline: 951-817-5837.