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Teen Fatally Shot During Forever Purge Screening, Another Critically Injured

One teen is dead with another critically injured after a shooting during a screening of The Forever Purge in Corona, California.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, police were called to the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings & RPX in Corona, California at 11:45 p.m. on Monday night for an unknown reason. They arrived to find the two gunshot victims, an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man. The 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the 19-year-old man was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries. The names of the victims have not yet been released, pending notification of their families.

Speaking to THR, Cpl. Tobia Kourousbacalis confirmed that both victims were in the theater that was screening The Forever Purge. The Corona Police Department has taken the lead on the investigation with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau — Forensic Services assisting. The Corona Police Department has yet to identify a suspect or make any arrests.

The Forever Purge arrived in theaters July 2. It is the fifth film in The Purge franchise, which centers around an annual event called The Purge wherein all crime is legal for 12 hours.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can contact Senior Detective Dan Neagu of the Corona police department at (951) 739-4916 or Slaven.Neagu@CoronaCA.gov.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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