During the early morning hours of Monday, February 26 at approximately 12:24 am, a house party being held in the 6400 block of Avenida Michaelinda in Jurupa Valley turned into a nightmare, when shots were fired that left two people dead. Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Riverside County Sheriff station responded to the call.
The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation and at the moment all that is known so far is that one of the deceased victims, Nathaniel Allen, age 31, of Jurupa Valley, was located in the driveway of the residence, between the garage door and a parked vehicle.
The other victim, Joseph Sanchez, age 19, of Jurupa Valley was shot but managed to flee only to be pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly thereafter. Witnesses stated they noticed a man running towards a vehicle stopped on the adjacent street, heard him inform the driver that he “was hit”, entered the vehicle and left in an unknown direction of travel.
The scene was on lockdown until early evening while investigators looked into every piece of evidence and interviewed witnesses at the scene and participants of the party. One conclusion made is that the shooting was definitely not a random act of violence, although it’s still unclear what the entire details are at this point.
The incident is still an active investigation and any this story will be updated as additional details are made available.
Press release from Riverside County Sheriffs Department:
|Agency:||Central Homicide Unit|
|Station Area:||Jurupa Valley Station|
|Written Date:||2-26-17||Time:||6:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||2-26-17||Time:||12:24 AM|
|Incident Location:||6400 block of Avenida Michaelinda, Jurupa Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Jeff Buompensiero|
On Sunday, February 26, 2017, at about 12:24 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call occurring at a residence located in the 6400 block of Avenida Michaelinda, Jurupa Valley. Upon arrival officers located a Hispanic male adult in the driveway of the residence. The male sustained gunshot injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was identified as Nathaniel Allen, age 31, of Jurupa Valley.
A second Hispanic male adult suffering from gunshot injuries was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The victim was identified as Joseph Sanchez, age 19, of Jurupa Valley.
Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation revealed both victims were shot while attending a house party. This does not appear to be a random act. No suspects have been arrested.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Paixao from the Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3526.