Man, woman shot and killed behind market were likely ambushed

Los Angeles, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man and a woman found shot to death behind a market in Pomona Tuesday night were likely ambushed, police said Wednesday.

Valerie Enriquez is seen in an image provided by a family member.

Police responded to a "shots fired" call outside of Perez Market on the corner of Ridgeway Street and Barjud Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department.

Arriving officers found a 37-year-old man, later identified by police as Hugo Reynoso, and a 27-year-old woman, identified by family members as Valerie Enriquez, on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both had been shot multiple times and were pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Brian Hagerty said.

"They were probably just hanging out on that retaining wall," said Hagerty, who indicated the shooter or shooters likely ran up to the unsuspecting victims and then opened fire.

"You could say they were probably most likely ambushed ... they probably didn't see it coming," Hagerty said.

Perez Market in Pomona is seen in an image from Google Maps.

Investigators were interviewing witnesses and searching the area for surveillance video, Hagerty said.

Enriquez was the mother of a 10-year-old boy, according to a family member who talked to KTLA.

"She's a beautiful girl. That's my daughter, she's a beautiful girl," Enriquez's mother said.

No motive for the shooting has been determined and authorities did not have a description of the shooter or shooters.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Police Department at 909-620-2085. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call "Crime Stoppers" at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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