Sacramento Police confirm multiple shooters, stolen handgun
In a shocker, California state capital Sacramento saw a massive firing incident that took the lives of at least six people with 12 more injured in the mass casualty. The shooting occurred Sunday morning in the California capital city of Sacramento around 2:00 AM after a “large fight” broke out in its downtown area, Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a press conference.
Lester said that a large fight took place right before the shootings. She said Sacramento Police have confirmed there were multiple shooters and have located “hundreds of pieces of evidence” at the scene, including a stolen handgun.
At least 18 people were shot, officials said, and 12 are being treated at nearby hospitals. Six adults – three men and three women – died from gunshot injuries, Lester said.
Lester said that upon arriving at the scene they encountered a large crowd and multiple gunshot victims. Despite attempts at resuscitation, six victims were pronounced dead at the scene — three men and three women, all adults, Lester said. Twelve others were hit by gunfire and are being treated in local hospitals.
Lester said that there were “multiple shooters” and a “stolen handgun” had been recovered at the scene. She added that investigators had already received multiple videos and tips from members of the public, but were urgently seeking more information.
At a press conference Sunday morning, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg described some of the hospitalized as “seriously and critically injured.” He also called on anyone with information to contact authorities or submit evidence via a scannable QR code.
Sacramento is the scene of a mass shooting for the second time in barely a month. In late February the region was horrified when 39-year-old David Mora shot his three daughters to death in a church, along with a man who was supervising a court-ordered visit with the children. Mora then shot himself to death.
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