Six folks have been killed and 10 wounded in a capturing in downtown Sacramento early on Sunday, the police mentioned.
The capturing occurred at about 2 a.m. close to town’s Capitol Park, the place eating places and bars pack the downtown. The circumstances main as much as the capturing weren’t instantly clear.
Kathy Lester, who was sworn in on March 17 as the brand new chief of the Sacramento Police Division, mentioned at a information convention on Sunday morning that when officers responded to the scene, they discovered a big crowd and a number of individuals who had been shot “in a extremely tragic state of affairs.”
The authorities have been nonetheless trying to find the gunman, although it was not clear how many individuals may need opened hearth, Chief Lester mentioned.
Officers didn’t launch additional particulars in regards to the victims or their circumstances. The authorities maintained a big police presence on Sunday within the space the place the capturing occurred.
Darrell Steinberg, the mayor of Sacramento, mentioned on Twitter that “phrases can’t specific my shock and disappointment this morning,” including that “rising gun violence is the scourge of our metropolis, state and nation.”
“The numbers of useless and wounded are tough to grasp,” Mr. Steinberg mentioned. “We await extra details about precisely what transpired on this tragic incident.”