‘Forever in My Heart': Chalk Messages Honor Corona Movie Theater Shooting Victims

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Messages written successful chalk connected the pavement extracurricular a movie theatre astatine The Crossings promenade successful Corona explicit the symptom and sorrow felt by friends of an 18-year-old pistillate and a 19-year-old antheral who were shot astatine the theater during a showing of a fearfulness movie. 

Rylee Goodrich was killed, and Anthony Barajas remained connected beingness enactment Wednesday. Barajas, known online arsenic itsanthonymichael, has astir a cardinal followers connected TikTok and much connected different platforms.

Messages successful  grant   of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near  extracurricular  a movie   theatre  astatine  The Crossings promenade  successful  Corona.

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Messages successful grant of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near extracurricular a movie theatre astatine The Crossings promenade successful Corona.

During a quality league Wednesday to denote an apprehension successful the case, investigators said they are attempting to find a motive. Authorities said  the shooting Monday appeared to beryllium “an unprovoked attack."

In the days pursuing the shooting, mourners person near heartfelt messages successful chalk connected the walkway extracurricular the cinema wherever Goorich and Barajas were watching a showing of “The Forever Purge.”

“Thanks for each the bully laughs,” 1 read.

Messages successful  grant   of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near  extracurricular  a movie   theatre  astatine  The Crossings promenade  successful  Corona.

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Messages successful grant of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near extracurricular a movie theatre astatine The Crossings promenade successful Corona.

“You are everlastingly successful my heart,” work another.

A life-size cutout of Goodrich successful a graduation gown and headdress stood extracurricular the theatre entrance. Flowers and different items were near by grief-stricken friends. 

“She was connected her firs day with sweet, caller guy,” Goodrich’s begetter Dave Goodrich said. “She got each dressed up, helium conscionable got backmost from Hawaii.

Messages successful  grant   of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near  extracurricular  a movie   theatre  astatine  The Crossings promenade  successful  Corona.

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Messages successful grant of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near extracurricular a movie theatre astatine The Crossings promenade successful Corona.

“They went to spot the ‘Purge.’ Go figure, the movie is astir senseless killing.”

Goodrich said the brace met earlier successful July. He said Barajas brought each household subordinate a souvenir from that travel to Hawaii and made a large archetypal impression. 

“You know, conscionable 2 cute teenagers for their archetypal benignant of existent date, and past it ended that way,” Goodrich said. 

Messages successful  grant   of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near  extracurricular  a movie   theatre  astatine  The Crossings promenade  successful  Corona.

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Messages successful grant of Rylee Goodrich, 19, and Anthony Barajas, 18, were near extracurricular a movie theatre astatine The Crossings promenade successful Corona.

The teens were recovered by theatre workers cleaning up aft the 9:35 p.m. showing of the convulsive fearfulness movie astatine The Crossings promenade successful Corona.

The fishy acted alone, and there’s nary denotation helium knew the victims oregon that Barajas' relation arsenic a TikTok influencer played a relation successful the crime, Corona constabulary Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis told reporters Wednesday.

“It was wholly unprovoked, and the victims were changeable without immoderate benignant of anterior contact,” helium said.

The 20-year-old fishy was booked successful jailhouse Tuesday nighttime connected suspicion of murder, attempted execution and robbery. He is being held connected $2 cardinal bail.

A firearm that matched the caliber of the limb utilized successful the shooting was recovered astatine his home. It was not instantly wide if helium had an lawyer who could talk connected his behalf.

Witness accounts and an anonymous extremity led detectives to Jimenez, Kouroubacalis said.

There was a tiny assemblage for that showing of the movie, with lone six tickets purchased, Kouroubacalis said. Investigators are asking for anyone successful that theatre oregon adjacent theaters with imaginable accusation to travel forward.

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