Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Richard Carroll

File # WI230090039


On Monday, January 9, 2023, at 4:47 PM, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station responded to Melinda Lane and Corydon Road in Wildomar for a report of a shooting. Deputies arrived within minutes and did not locate any victims or evidence of a shooting.

Shortly thereafter, a victim with a gunshot wound arrived at a nearby hospital. Despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel, the victim, a 16-year-old male, was pronounced deceased.

Investigators from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. Investigative leads are currently being worked on, and there is no threat to the public. This incident appears to be isolated between the suspect(s) and the victim.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Brown at (951) 955-2777.

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