DEVELOPING: 6 Dead, 10 Injured in Mass Shooting in Downtown Sacramento
California – Six people are dead and 10 others are injured after a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento near the 1000 block of K Street early Sunday morning.
No suspects have been arrested.
Sound of the gunfire was captured in a video posted to social media.
People were brawling after leaving the bars at around 2 am when gunshots erupted.
Six people were killed and 10 injured in a mass shooting early Sunday as bars and nightclubs were closing in downtown Sacramento and police in California’s state capital were searching for at least one suspect.
Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference that police were patrolling the area at about 2 a.m. when they heard gunfire. When they arrived at the scene, they found a large crowd gathered on the street and six people dead. Another 10 either took themselves or were transported to hospitals. No information was given on their conditions.
Authorities don’t know whether one or more suspects were involved.
Kelsey Schar, 18, was staying on the fourth floor of Citizen Hotel when she said she heard gunshots. She walked to the window and “saw a guy running and just shooting,” Schar told The Associated Press.
She saw flashes from the gun in the dark.
California Governor Gavin Newsom immediately blamed guns.
“What we do know at this point is that another mass casualty shooting has occurred, leaving families with lost loved ones, multiple individuals injured and a community in grief. The scourge of gun violence continues to be a crisis in our country, and we must resolve to bring an end to this carnage,” Newsom said.