Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of 7 people at Riverside County marijuana grow housePosted by On


Authorities investigating the shooting deaths of seven people at a marijuana growing facility in a remote corner of Riverside County say they think the crime may have been carried out by multiple assailants.

Few details are known about the mass killing, and detectives are still in the early stages of figuring out what happened.

“This is not going to be an easy investigation,” Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said Tuesday.

Here is what we know from Times reporting:

Where did the killings occur?

The dead were found on a property in Aguanga, a remote hamlet 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived Monday, it became clear the property was an “obvious large-scale illegal marijuana processing center,” Bianco said. There were hundreds of plants, a makeshift greenhouse, a lab for using butane to extract valuable THC from pot plants and more than 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana with a street value in the millions, the sheriff said.

He said the sprawling…

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