Six Dead, 12 Injured In Sacramento Mass Shooting
Six people are dead and 12 others have been injured after a shooting early Sunday morning in downtown Sacramento.
Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said that police were patrolling the area around 2 a.m. when they heard gunfire. Upon investigation, they found a large crowd with six people dead in the street.
Twelve others who were shot and wounded were taken to a hospital with at least four suffering from critical injuries.
This is “a very complex and complicated scene,” Lester said as she made a plea to the public, asking for witnesses or anyone with recordings of the incident to contact the police.
Authorities recovered “at least one firearm” from the scene, according to a police statement said.
Sacramento police have set up a website for people to submit any evidence such as photos or videos. They are offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the shooter.
Video has been posted to social media that shows people running through the street as the sound of gunfire could be heard in the background.
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued the following statement regarding Friday’s mass shooting:
“Sadly, we once again mourn the lives lost and for those injured in yet another horrendous act of gun violence. Jennifer and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and to the wider community impacted by this terrible tragedy.
“As it is early in this investigation, my Administration will continue to work closely with local and state law enforcement as we monitor the situation.
“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.”
Former Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said the shooting was too familiar and the solution to the violence lies in addressing the root causes of the crime.
“All too familiar tragedy in Sacramento again this morning. Crime scene tape, evidence markers, devastated families, a fearful community and much more. There are many contributing factors to violence, and the all too familiar division is one of them. The answer isn’t huge law enforcement & zero tolerance. The answer isn’t only social services and community organizations. The solutions lay in real collaboration and addressing the immediate safety issues but more importantly- the root causes of this violence.”