Sacramento Mass shooting: What happened? How many are dead?

Sacramento Mass shooting

Sacramento Mass shooting: Six people were killed and ten were injured in a mass shooting in Sacramento, California’s downtown area.

Sacramento police are looking for multiple suspects after a mass shooting that killed six people.

An urgent search for multiple suspects is underway following a shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, that killed six people and injured 12 others early Sunday morning.

“Investigators are trying to identify those responsible for this heinous crime. We know that a large fight occurred just before the shootings. And we have confirmed the presence of multiple shooters “Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester confirmed the incident on Sunday afternoon.

According to Lester, three men and three women were killed, and the seriously wounded were rushed to area hospitals. According to her, the coroner’s office is working to identify and notify the victims’ families.

Lester said investigators were interviewing several witnesses and recovering hundreds of pieces of evidence from the scene, along with a stolen handgun.

 

Sacramento Mass shooting

As bars and nightclubs closed early on Sunday morning in California’s state capital, police were looking for at least one suspect (Sunday evening AEDT).

According to Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester, officers were patrolling the area around 2 a.m. (7 p.m. AEDT) when they heard gunshots.

When they arrived, they discovered a large crowd gathered on the street and six dead people.

Another ten took themselves or were transported to hospitals. There was no information provided about their conditions.

Authorities are unsure whether one or more suspects were involved and are appealing to the public for assistance in determining who is to blame. Chief Lester did not specify the type of weapon used.

She described the scene as “very complex and complicated.”
Chief Lester issued a public plea, asking witnesses and anyone with video of the incident to contact the police.

Shortly after the shooting, a video of people running through the street amid the sound of rapid gunfire was posted on Twitter. Multiple ambulances were seen on video at the scene.

Top political officials condemned the shooting, which occurred just two blocks from the state Capitol.

In a statement, Governor Gavin Newsom stated that his administration was collaborating closely with law enforcement.

“What we do understand at this point is that another mass casualty violence has occurred, leaving families bereaved, multiple people injured, and a community in mourning,” he said.

“The scourge of gun violence persists in our country, and we must resolve to put an end to this carnage.”

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg expressed his “shock and sadness” in a statement.

“The numbers of dead and injured are difficult to comprehend,” he tweeted.

“We are waiting for more information about what happened in this tragic incident.”

“Rising gun violence is a scourge in our city, state, and nation, and I support any efforts to reduce it.”

Residents were asked to stay away from the area, which is densely packed with restaurants and bars, including the London nightclub.

Kay Harris, 32, said she was sleeping when a family member called to say her brother had been killed. She stated that she believed he was in London.

Ms. Harris said she’d been to the club a few times and explained it as a hangout for “the younger set.”

Bars and clubs close at 2 a.m., and streets are typically crowded at that time.

Ms. Harris has spent the morning walking around the block, hoping for news.
“It was a senseless violent act,” she said.

After attending a Tyler the Creator concert at the Golden One Centre, Steve Hicks stayed at the Citizen Hotel with his fiancée and two daughters. He claimed that he did not hear gunshots, but that the sirens woke him up.

The streets around the club were closed by police, with yellow police tape fluttering in the early morning breeze.

Berry Accius, a community activist, stated that he arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting.
“The first thing I saw was victims,” he explained.

“I saw a young girl with a lot of blood in her body, a girl removing glass from her, and a young girl screaming, ‘They killed my sister.'”

“A mother comes up to me and asks, ‘Where is my son? Has my son been shot?'”

How many are dead?

Sacramento Mass shooting: According to Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester, officers were patrolling the area around 2 a.m. (7 p.m. AEDT) when they heard gunshots.

When they arrived, they discovered a large crowd gathered on street and six people were killed and ten were injured in a shooting in the city center.

Another ten took themselves or were transported to hospitals. There was no information provided about their conditions.

 

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