17-Year-Old Fatally Shot in the Head Outside Graduation Party - NBC Southern California

17-Year-Old Fatally Shot in the Head Outside Graduation Party

A male approached a crowd of people gathered outside a home that was throwing the party and shot a 17-year-old boy in the head before running away, police said.

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    Ontario Young Man Shot at Graduation Party Dies

    Friends and family attended a vigil to pray for Eric Morales, the young man shot at a graduation party, to later learn that he did not make it. (Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019)

    A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head outside a high school graduation party Saturday has died, family members said.

    Montclair High School graduate Eric Morales was shot in the 100 block of West Caroline Court at around 12:30 a.m., the Ontario Police Department said. Witnesses said the gathering was a graduation party for classmates and friends. 

    Morales' brother said he died Tuesday morning at a hospital.

    A man approached a crowd of people gathered outside a home that was throwing the party and shot a 17-year-old boy in the head before running away, Officer Eliseo Guerrero of the Ontario Police Department said. It was not immediately clear if the shooter knew the victim or was a guest at the party.

    Police said they don't have a motive for the shooting. A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.

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