Sacramento police are asking the help of the public to track down the person who opened fire in downtown Sacramento early on Sunday which killed six people, left city officials in California town with “a wounded heart” According to city’s mayor.
In addition to the dead six in the incident, 12 others were injured at the scene close to 10th K and K Streets, police said in the statement.
Police responding to shots fired in the early hours of 2 a.m. discovered an entire crowd in the area, along with wounded victims of gunshots, the statement stated.”Officers initiated life-saving measures for several victims who were on the scene. Despite all efforts the victims were found to be dead on the spot. 12 other victims who suffered different degrees of injuries were also found,” police said.
At the very least, one gun had been found, the report stated.Police said a video on social media showed an altercation that occurred prior to the shooting. “We are currently trying to determine if there is there is any connection these incidents have to this shooting incident,” the statement said.
They urged people to send in any other images or videos.California Gov. Gavin Newsom said his administration is watching the situation closely.”What we do know is that a second mass casualty shooting took place and left families grieving the loss of loved ones, numerous people wounded, and a community devastated,” the governor stated in the statement.”The shootings that kill continues to be a problem in our nation, and we must work to end the harrowing violence.”
The investigation continues
“9th St. to 13th St is closed between L St & J St while officers investigate an incident that involved several victim,” Sacramento police posted earlier. “Conditions are not known at the moment. Be aware that the presence of police is expected to remain, and the area is active.”Sacramento police chief Katherine Lester told reporters Sunday morning that the area surrounding the shooting was secured however, police didn’t have any information about the person responsible.
A large crowd at the scene as gunfire broke out, but it was unclear if the gathering was linked to a specific location or even an event, Lester said.The shooting location is within a short distance of some notable landmarks, including The California State Capitol, Sacramento City Hall and the Golden 1 Center, where the Sacramento Kings are scheduled to play on Sunday night.