Woman Killed in Colton Bar Shooting: Police

A 31-year-old woman was killed in a Colton bar shooting early Sunday, police said.

Crime scene tape surrounds a bar in Colton where a shooting killed a 31-year-old woman on Feb. 18, 2018. (Credit: Inland News)

Crime scene tape surrounds a bar in Colton where a shooting killed a 31-year-old woman on Feb. 18, 2018. (Credit: Inland News)

The incident occurred about 1:40 a.m. inside Linko’s Cocktail Lounge, along the 100 block of East Valley Boulevard.

Police responded to several calls of shots heard and a person down. Arriving officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, Sgt. Ray Mendez told KTLA at the scene. The victim was taken to a hospital, where she eventually died, Mendez said.

The victim has not been identified, and was only described as being Hispanic.

"Detectives are trying to figure out the motive and the circumstances surrounding this victim being shot," Mendez said.

He added that investigators were processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. Police did not have any description on the shooter and no arrests have been made.

A friend of the victim said she was a newlywed and mom who was attending a birthday celebration. I remains unclear if she was the intended target.

Police tape surrounded the establishment and at least one unit remained at the scene Sunday morning.

This is at least the second killing at the bar after a man was fatally shot in the establishment's parking lot five years ago, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Anyone with information can call the Colton Police Department detective bureau at 909-370-5000.