Three men found shot to death in a field near the Torres Martinez Indian Reservation in Thermal were identified Sunday.
Edgar Huerta-Gonzalez, 24, of Gardena; Adrian Villa Avalos, 29, of Gardena; and Gregorio Villa-Santoya, 23, whose city of residence was unknown, were identified by coroner’s investigators, according to a department news release.
On Thursday, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies found a man with a gunshot wound near Van Buren Street and Avenue 61, Deputy Angel Ramos said.
The wounded man told them there were as many as three other injured people in a nearby field, Ramos said. It was unclear what else that man may have told authorities.
Deputies said he was hospitalized and in critical condition.
Later that day, sheriff’s deputies in a helicopter found three men dead near the northwest corner of Avenue 62 and Harrison Street, she said.
Detectives believe all four were shot by the same person.
Anyone with information about the case can call Riverside County sheriff’s detectives at 760-393-3500.