Random San Jacinto Shooting Spree Kills Dad of 4, Injures Another

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RIVERSIDE, CA (June 5, 2024)Early Monday morning tragedy struck in San Jacinto, Riverside County, when a man opened fire on passing vehicles, resulting in the death of a local father and injuries to another commuter. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on State Street near West 7th Street.

 

Authorities identified the shooter as 39-year-old Julio Cesar Rodarte, who was arrested and faces charges of murder and attempted murder. Surveillance footage showed Rodarte firing multiple rounds into passing cars, reloading his weapon in a chilling display of violence.

 

Victor Hugo Leon, a husband and father of four, was tragically killed in the attack. His widow, Griselda Zepeda, described the devastating impact of her husband’s loss, highlighting his loving nature despite his stern appearance. Leon, who worked overnight at a Moreno Valley warehouse, never returned home that morning, prompting a frantic search by his family.

 

The second victim of the San Jacinto shooting is reported to be in stable condition. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, deepening the community’s shock and sorrow.

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