Six people were killed and ten others were injured in an early-morning shooting on a busy street, police said, adding that they were still looking for suspects and that no one had been arrested.
“We’re asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects and providing any information they can to assist us in solving this,” Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told reporters. The shooting happened near the Golden 1 Center, which hosts concerts and hosts the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
Officers cordoned off several blocks and marked the evidence with blue and red plastic cones. The victims’ ages and identities were not revealed by police. Outside the police lines, family members waited for news about missing loved ones.
Pamela Harris, whose 38-year-old son, Sergio, was shot and killed outside a nightclub, said her daughter called her at 2:15 a.m. to tell her. Berry Accius, a community activist, said he was the first on the scene after the shooting.
“The first thing I noticed was a young lady draped in her own blood as well as the blood of others.” ‘My sister is dead!’ she exclaimed over the phone. ‘My sister is dead!’ said Accius, whose leadership programme, Voice of the Youth, is dedicated to preventing gun violence.
The riots took place just a few blocks from the state capitol building, in an area that had recently been revitalised as a tourist destination. It shattered the welcoming atmosphere as pandemic masks began to come off in the last week, and bars and restaurants began to fill with people who had been isolated for months due to COVID-19.
“It’s difficult to comprehend the number of dead and injured.” On Twitter, Mayor Darrell Steinberg stated, “We await more information about exactly what occurred in this tragic incident.” “Rising gun violence is a scourge on our city, state, and country, and I support any efforts to curb it.”
The shooting occurred just over a month after a man in the same city shot and killed his three children and a fourth person before killing himself.