Teen gunned down, TikTok star on life support after 'unprovoked' shooting at California movie theater.


Jul. 28 2021, Published 12:46 p.m. ET

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A teenager was gunned down and another was on life-support after a shooting at a California movie theatre, police said.

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One of the victims is known across social media platforms and police say the attack was unprovoked.

Corona police charged Joseph Jimenez, 20, with murder, attempted murder and robbery in connection to the shooting.

On July 27, Corona police responded to a movie theater at The Crossing Shopping Center.

Rylee Goodrich, 18, died at the scene from her injuries, according to Corona police. Anthony Barjas, 19, was taken to the hospital where he was put on life-support, according to authorities. Corona police say they found evidence inside the theater, but not the weapon.

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Police are asking for help from anyone inside the theater at the time of the shooting or with information about the incident to contact (951) 817-5839.

The duo was part of the crowd watching the 9:35 p.m. showing of “The Forever Purge.”

Police Spokesman Tobias Kouroubacalis said there is no motive for the crime. The victims were found after the movie ended, he said. 

"It was completely unprovoked and the kids were shot," Kouroubacalis said.

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Police searched Jimenez's home and found a gun that matched the caliber used in the shooting, according to Corona police.

Jimenez was booked into the Riverside Presley Detention Center and is being held on $2 million bail.

Barjas has a large social media following on Instagram and TikTok, with thousands of people following both pages.

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“Anthony was the light of so many people’s lives and there are tough times ahead, but we have amazing family and friends to get through this,” his family wrote on his GoFundMe page.

Friends of Goodrich have also started a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of her funeral expenses. They called her killing a “senseless act of violence.”

“Her kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever,” the page reads.


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