Riverside County sheriff calls in federal partners to investigate Aguanga shooting

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Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco holds a news conference about an investigation where seven people suffered fatal gunshot wounds at a residence in Aguanga, Monday, Sept. 7. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco called in federal authorities to assist in the investigation of a shooting that left seven people dead in Aguanga in the early morning hours Monday, Sept. 7. Seven people died after suffering from gunshot wounds at a suspected illegal marijuana grow operation, officials from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. In a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Riverside, Bianco said more than 20 people lived at the property, which had multiple residences and makeshift buildings, marijuana cultivation, harvesting and processing areas and several vehicles with out-of-state registrations. Deputies also discovered a butane honey oil lab on the grounds. According to the Department of Justice, butane honey or hash oil labs are highly dangerou
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