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A Shooting In Sacramento Leaves At Least 6 People Dead

A street is shown during the day time, with cars parked along each side and small blue triangular markers spanning its width.
Police markers are placed in the street on the corner of 10th and L street at the scene of a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on April 3, 2022 in Sacramento.
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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.

Lester also urged anyone to come forward who witnessed anything, has video related to the incident or has other information for the police.

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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."

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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