Police are investigating the fatal shootings of three teenagers found in a Visalia high school parking lot.
The Visalia Police Department identified them as Jose Carlos Hernandez Pena, 19; Isaiah Rule, 18; and Blake Madeiros, 19.
Officers responding to reports of shots-fired found the victims Tuesday night at Golden West High School. Officers also found a vehicle believed to be involved with the shooting that had crashed through temporary fencing in the school’s parking lot, the Visalia Times Delta newspaper reported.
The Visalia Unified School District said the three men were not connected to the school.
“Although we do not know the details of the incident, reports indicate that there are no students identified as victims and that the incident is unrelated to the school,” Superintendent Tamara Ravalin said in a news release.
No Arrests Made
Police have not released a motive or any suspect information. but the Times Delta reported that detectives from the department’s Violent Crimes Unit and Special Enforcement Unit are heading the investigation. The SEU typically handles cases involving gangs and drugs, the newspaper said.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Visalia Police Department at 734-8117..