Sacramento shooting:- Sacramento police are appealing to the public for help in finding more shooters in the city on Sunday morning, killing six people and leaving the city of California with a “broken heart,” according to the mayor.
Apart from the six dead, 12 other people were injured at the scene near 10th and K street, police said in a statement.
Police answered the sound of a shotgun shot at 02:00 found a group of people together, and the shootings said in a statement for Sacramento shooting.
“Police have begun the process of rescuing several victims at the scene. In addition to these efforts, six victims have been identified as dead at the scene Sacramento shooting. Twelve other casualties have been recovered,” police said.
Sacramento shooting, Sacramento police chief Katherine Lester said the dead included three men and three women. Twelve injured were being treated at local hospitals, he said at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.
“Investigators are busy searching for the perpetrators who committed the heinous crime. We know that a great war broke out just before the shooting. And we have confirmed that many people have been shot,” Lester said.
He said investigators were interviewing several witnesses and found a large amount of evidence at the scene, including a stolen firearm.
Lester thanked members of the public for posting tips and videos on the incident, some of which were also filmed by a nearby police camera.
“We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy but we are also determined as an organization to find the victims and ensure justice for the victims and their families,” he said.
In an earlier statement, police said the video on social media appeared to show an altercation before the Sacramento shooting.
They urged the public to submit more photos or videos of the Sacramento shooting.
California Government Gavin Newsom said his superiors were monitoring the situation.
“All we know now is that there was another shooting that left families and loved ones, injured many, and injured the community,” the governor said in a statement.
“The scourge of gun violence continues to be a problem in our country, and we must be determined to end this genocide.”
Sacramento shooting: The investigation is ongoing
“9th St to 13th St is closed between L St & J St as police are investigating the Sacramento shooting and several victims,” Sacramento police tweeted earlier. “The circumstances are not yet known. Please avoid this area as it will still be full of police and the scene.”
Lester told reporters Sunday morning that a crowd had gathered in the area at the time of the shooting but it was not clear if the crowd had been linked to a specific location or event.
The shooting area is within a few blocks of a few notable places: the California State Capitol, Sacramento City Hall, and the Golden 1 Center, where the Sacramento Kings are scheduled to play Sunday night.
“Our society is grieving as we mourn the loss of those who were killed today by gun violence,” Amakhosi said in a statement. “Our prayers are with the injured and our (our) hearts go out to all the bereaved families affected by this heinous act.”
Public activist Berry Accius told CNN affiliate KCRA he arrived at the scene after the incident.
“The first thing I saw was victims. I saw a little girl with blood all over her body, a girl taking a glass out of her, a little girl screaming, ‘They killed my sister.’ A mother running, ‘Where is my son, my son was shot?’ ‘She said.
At a press conference on Sunday, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg shared his grief over the massacre.
“This morning, our city is heartbroken. This is a cold and intolerable disaster, and I emphasize the unacceptable word, ”said Steinberg. “Thoughts and prayers, are certainly for the victims and their families. And people are no longer fighting for their lives now in the hospital. But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We must do more like a city. As a state and as a nation.”
Steinberg called the country’s armed struggle a “disease,” and called for urgent action to stop young people. He said many families of the deceased had gathered at City Hall on Sacramento shooting spot for information.
Several city council members at a news conference have appealed to the Sacramento community to share any information or videos recorded in the shooting.
“Words cannot express my shock and sadness this morning,” the mayor said earlier. “It is difficult to understand the number of deaths and injuries. We are awaiting further information on what happened in this tragic incident.”
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