A second particular person died on Saturday after being shot throughout a screening of “The Eternally Purge,” a film about anarchy and homicide, at a California theater in what the authorities referred to as a “random and unprovoked assault.”
Anthony Barajas, 19, and Rylee Goodrich, 18, had been every shot within the head at a movie show in Corona, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, on Monday, the Riverside County district legal professional’s workplace mentioned.
The police mentioned Mr. Barajas and Ms. Goodrich had been collectively, attending a exhibiting of “The Eternally Purge,” which tells the story of “members of an underground motion” who’re “now not happy with one annual night time of anarchy and homicide,” in accordance with a synopsis.
The killers within the film “resolve to overhaul America via an never-ending marketing campaign of mayhem and bloodbath.” It’s the fifth installment in a film franchise that began with “The Purge” in 2013.
Theater workers cleansing the auditorium after the film ended discovered Mr. Barajas and Ms. Goodrich with gunshot wounds, the authorities mentioned.
Ms. Goodrich was pronounced lifeless on the scene. Mr. Barajas was taken to a hospital, the place he was placed on life help, the authorities mentioned. Mr. Barajas died on Saturday, the police said.
Mr. Barajas was well known on TikTok, the place he posted lip-sync movies, skits and interviews with strangers. He had greater than 960,000 followers, a few of whom used the hashtag #ripanthony and #pray4anthony in posts about him.
Malik Earnest, his pal, wrote on Twitter that Mr. Barajas was “wheeled down an ‘honor stroll’ the place he would in the end donate his organs so others could reside.”
“I need to thank everybody who lifted Anthony in prayer,” Mr. Earnest wrote. “The accidents to his mind had been irreparable.”
The Riverside County district legal professional, Mike Hestrin, said in a statement on Friday that Joseph Jimenez, 20, had been charged with, amongst different counts, homicide and tried homicide.
The authorities mentioned they weren’t releasing a motive for the capturing, and that there didn’t seem like a connection between Mr. Jimenez and Mr. Barajas and Ms. Goodrich.
“Primarily based on the proof supplied to our workplace, this seems to be a random and unprovoked assault,” the assertion mentioned.
The police mentioned witness accounts led them to Mr. Jimenez, who was arrested on Tuesday night time. Detectives served a search warrant at his residence in El Cerrito, Calif., and recovered a firearm and different proof associated to the capturing, the police mentioned.
Regal Edwards Corona Crossings theater was closed on Saturday, and theater officers didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. The venue is about to open on Sunday, its website said.