GRAND TERRACE – San Bernardino County investigators are seeking more clues, witnesses and evidence surrounding a New Year’s day shooting that left one man dead.
Security guard Richard Williamson, 48, of Riverside died as a result of gunshots fired in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 1 when deputies from the Grand Terrace-Central Station responded to a nearby skating rink.
So far, no arrests have been made and there has been no reference to any suspects being sought. Deputies, who got the original call at 2 a.m., initially located three male victims, including Williamson at Cal Skate, at 22080 Commerce Way in Grand Terrace, when acting on the reports that shots had been fired.
The victims, along with approximately 200 people, had been attending an all-night New Year’s Eve party. Two of the three victims were security guards for the event. One was treated at the scene and the remaining two were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Neither of the two shooting survivors were identified.
Shortly after 3 a.m., Williamson, who was a security guard, was pronounced dead, according to law enforcement reports. The other two victims, whose injuries are apparently not life-threatening, are 22 and 28. One of those victims was a colleague of Williamson. Detective Ryan Smith and Sgt. Jason Radeleff are conducting the investigation.
Investigators are seeking anyone that may have seen the shooting incident to contact them. They were still working at the crime scene, which forced the rink to be closed all of Thursday.