Murder rate at Soboba is skyrocketing.
A 24-year-old man was shot dead while riding in a car with several others sometime around 3 a.m. Saturday (JULY 18) on the Soboba Indian Reservation.
When deputies arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call at about 3:30 a.m., they found Raymond Lopez, of Hemet, dead, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
Investigators interviewed several people who were with Lopez at the time of the shooting in the 43000 block of Castille Canyon Road.
This is the second killing in a week at Soboba:
A man was shot dead today (JULY 15) on the Soboba Indian Reservation, and a suspect who led deputies on a chase was arrested, a sheriff's sergeant said.
The shooting was reported at 4:39 a.m. at a home in the 24000 block of Poppet Flats Road, a winding track that climbs from the Hemet valley into the San Jacinto Mountains, according to sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez.
Deputies found a dead man identified as 33-year-old Benjamin Dee Lindsey of San Jacinto, in the residence, which is on Soboba land, and were told the suspect, Larry Ayres, 24, of Soboba, fled in a pickup truck, according to Gutierrez.
The truck was spotted on Interstate 10 in Beaumont, and