A Shooting In Sacramento Leaves At Least 6 People Dead
Six people are dead and at least 12 others were injured after an early morning shooting Sunday in downtown Sacramento. No suspects are in custody. Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation.
On Twitter, the Sacramento Police Department said it is aware of video that appears to show a fight that happened moments before gunshots were heard.
We are aware of a social media video that appears to show an altercation that preceded the shooting. We encourage any community members with related video to follow the link/QR code below to submit the video to SPD. https://t.co/bQBuBtDM8m pic.twitter.com/pPdrHVkKuX— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) April 3, 2022
Lester also urged anyone to come forward who witnessed anything, has video related to the incident or has other information for the police.
The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. local time in the area of 10th and K streets. Police officers nearby heard gunfire and responded to the scene, she said.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg wrote Sunday that "the numbers of dead and wounded are difficult to comprehend."
"Words can't express my shock & sadness this morning," he wrote. "We await more information about exactly what transpired in this tragic incident."
Earlier in the morning, Sacramento Police said in a tweet that they had closed the area from 9th Street to 13th Street between L Street and J Street and urged people to avoid the area because of a "large police presence."
ADVISORY: 9th St to 13th St is closed between L St & J St as officers investigate a shooting with multiple victims. Conditions unknown at this time. Please avoid the area as a large police presence will remain and the scene remains active. Please follow this thread for updates. pic.twitter.com/lGhUJCnLWe— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) April 3, 2022
The Sacramento Police Department says other nearby law enforcement agencies will lend assistance as the department focuses on investigating the shooting.
Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies and Elk Grove Police Department officers may respond to calls for service in the city, officials announced online.
At least one firearm was recovered at the scene during the preliminary stages of investigation, police said. No further information was given about authorities' search for a suspect.
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