A suspect was arrested after a shooting near a Procter & Gamble distribution center in Moreno Valley left a woman dead and another injured early Monday, officials said.
Osvaldo Zacharia of Moreno Valley fled the scene where he opened fired in the 16100 block of Cosmos Street but was later found and booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at around 4:10 a.m.
They arrived to find two women with gunshot wounds, one of whom was sitting in the driver’s seat of black sedan, said Sgt. Albert Martinez.
The woman in the car died, while the other was hospitalized but expected to survive, Martinez said.
Video from the scene shows officers setting up a perimeter around a Procter & Gamble distribution center. Investigators were seen assessing a number of shell casings on the ground near a sedan. Footage also shows paramedics wheeling a conscious person into an ambulance.
Just after 8 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department said a suspect had been detained and that the surviving victim remained in stable condition at the hospital.
Procter & Gamble spokesperson Patrick Blair sent the following statement to KTLA:
We are shocked and saddened to learn that a shooting took place outside our distribution center in Moreno Valley, California. The safety of our employees is our top priority, and we are fully participating in the investigation underway by local authorities. We will share more details as we learn more, and will remain focused on supporting our employees during this difficult time.
Witnesses who wanted to remain anonymous said the shooting happened by the front parking lot. The warehouse was placed on lockdown and was subsequently evacuated. Several employees could be seen walking around the building at around 7:30 a.m.
Both directions of Iris Avenue between Indian and Heacock streets were expected to be closed for several hours.
People who knew the victims began arriving around 5:30 p.m. at the crime scene, where they placed flowers and candles.
Officials provided no further information. Investigators remain unsure whether the shooting was targeted or random.
Procter & Gamble, the maker of Pampers, Tide and other consumer goods, operates the Moreno Valley facility seven days a week, according to the company’s website.
KTLA’s Alberto Mendez contributed to this report.
Correction: A previous version of this story provided an incorrect acronym for Procter & Gamble. This post has been updated.
The second victim remains in stable condition at the hospital. The suspect in this incident has been taken into custody by deputies. Our Homicide Unit has assumed the investigation.
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