Who are Rylee Goodrich and TikTok's Anthony Barajas?

THE teenage girl who was shot dead during a screening of a horror movie has been named as Rylee Goodrich.

Her friend, TikTok star Anthony Barajas, was also injured in the attack in California.

Who are Rylee Goodrich and Anthony Barajas?

The pair were watching The Forever Purge – a dystopian action film where the government allows all crime including murder – when the shooting erupted on July 26, 2021.

The shooting took place just before midnight at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings, California.

Staff reportedly discovered the victims while they were cleaning up, the New York Post reports.

Employee Kailyn Dillon told KCAL: “During the actual movie time, no one apparently heard the gunshot.”

Rylee Goodrich, 18, was found dead and her friend and TikTok star Anthony Barajas, 19, was severely injured.

He was taken to hospital and was on life support, according to ABC7.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover Rylee's funeral expenses.

The teen was a cheerleader and played volleyball.

She was given a scholarship to Grand Canyon University in its STEM program, according to ABC7.

Rylee's cousin Ashley Cole told the outlet that the teen had a "great heart" and enjoyed helping others.

Soccer player Barajas had more than 920,000 followers on TikTok and more than 40,000 followers on Instagram.

Why were they shot?

A motive for the shooting remains a mystery.

No arrests were made on July 27.

Police didn’t recover a firearm at the scene and cops do not have any information about the potential suspect.

Corporal Tobias Kouroubacalis told the Press-Enterprise that he does not know if detectives are investigating whether or not the movie's theme could be related to the shooting.

Cops said: “Detectives are conducting follow-up on all investigation leads with hopes of identifying the person (s) responsible for this heinous crime.”

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