One injured, juvenile dead after Highgrove shooting

HIGH GROVE — Authorities are investigating after two people were shot, including a juvenile who passed away, at two different locations about a block apart in the unincorporated community of Highgrove, east of Jurupa Valley and north of Riverside Thursday, Oct. 3.

No arrests have been made in the deadly shootings, which happened at a Chevron gas station and convenience store at Iowa Ave. and Center St., and on La Cadena Dr., just north of Center St., where the juvenile victim was found fatally shot near a white Infiniti.

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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the parking lot of the business and second location at 6:21 p.m., after receiving reports of a shooting, Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit Sgt. Rick Espinoza later reported.

When deputies and other emergency personnel arrived, they found two males suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Espinoza.

Deputies who responded to reports of a shooting in Highgrove found two people shot, including a juvenile who died at the scene. RVC News photo

“One of these males was transported to a local hospital where he received care for his injuries,” Espinoza explained. “The second male was found to be a juvenile and died at the scene as a result of his injuries.”

Neither victim has been publicly identified pending further investigation and notification of the deceased juvenile’s family.

Based on the circumstances, members of Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They were assisted by deputies and investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, technicians from the department’s Forensic Services Unit, and coroner’s officials.

Citing their ongoing investigation, officials have not said if any suspects were actively being sought or if there was any known motive for the deadly shooting, with Espinoza saying, “This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Mendoza at (760) 393-3526 or (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number E192760030 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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