RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities were searching for the individuals responsible for fatally shooting a 18-year-old boy in the parking lot of a church in Riverside.
Officers responded to the scene outside Central Community Church in the 5600 block of Arlington Avenue just after 1 a.m. Sunday.
When they arrived, they located the teen, who was suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was transported to the hospital but did not survive.
Preliminary information suggests that the teen was with a group of friends when they came in contact with the suspect.
A physical altercation ensued.
The suspect, according to police, then pulled out a handgun and shot the victim.
The suspect fled the scene, and remains at large.
It’s believed the teen lives in the area. Loved ones hours later responded to the crime scene.
Though authorities have not released the victim’s name, his mother identified him as Luis Quintanar. He turned 18 this month.
A suspect description has not been provided.
Anyone with more information as to the circumstances surrounding this deadly shooting was asked to call detectives Mike O’Boyle at (951) 353-7213 or Dave Smith at (951) 353-7103.