TOin accordance with Sacramento Police Department, at least six people were killed and ten injured in a shooting in the city center. People fled through the streets early Sunday morning after machine gun fire was heard in an area full of restaurants and bars.
After an attack caused chaos on a street lined with bars and restaurants early Sunday, police initially reported “multiple casualties”. Authorities cordoned off an eight-block area near the State Capitol and Golden 1 Center and announced that an investigation was underway.
According to the police chief, police in the area responded to the shooting and encountered a “very large crowd”. Katherine Lester. None of the suspects were arrested after the shooting.
“It’s a really tragic situation,” said Lester of the Sacramento Police. The officer said that investigators had arrived at the scene and called on the public to provide any information that could help identify those responsible.
A video posted to Twitter shows people running down the street as gunfire is heard in the background. Numerous ambulances and other emergency services arrived at the scene.
Second fatal shooting in Sacramento in 2022
The shooting comes less than a month after five people were killed when a man opened fire in a Sacramento church, killing his three children and then shot himself, according to authorities. The shooting also claimed the life of a fifth person.
According to Sergeant Rod GrassmannSacramento County Sheriff’s Office Representative via USATodayall three children killed were girls aged 9, 10 and 13. According to authorities, all the victims died at the scene of the shooting.
The shooting took place around 5 p.m. Church in Sacramento in Arden Arcade According to Grassmann, the district of the city, in the main sanctuary of the church. When the church staff heard the shots, they called the police.
According to a police officer, the shooter lived separately from the children’s mother, who had a restraining order placed on him. People who have been issued a restraining order are not legally allowed to own firearms, Grassmann said.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, investigators believe the shooting occurred while visiting supervised children. Scott Jonesand the fourth victim, an adult, was an escort.