Six people were killed and 12 others were injured in a mass shooting early Sunday in downtown Sacramento, Police said, adding that multiple shooters were involved, multiple news outlets reported.
The shooting transformed a section of the city normally teeming with nightlife into a horrific crime scene of blood, shattered glass, and grieving relatives, local station KCRA reported. made The bloodbath in the vicinity of 10th and K streets the worst mass shooting in Sacramento’s history, the station added.
Sacramento police Chief Kathy Lester said Sunday afternoon that the shootings broke out after a large fight and killed three men and three women.
In a video shared with KCRA 3, more than 70 gunshots could be heard as people ran to safety.
Gov. Gavin Newsom called the shooting “yet another horrendous act of gun violence” and said his administration was working with local and state law enforcement “as we monitor the situation.”
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying who is responsible. Beyond saying that a stolen gun was recovered and multiple shooters were involved, Lester did not give specifics on the type of guns used and details about possible suspects.
Local authorities said they would open Sacramento City Hall as an information center for families.
Large fight took place prior to the shootings.
Stolen handgun recovered from the scene.
More than 1 shooter, PD not sure if more than 1 gun used in shooting.
PD camera off 10th and K street captured surveillance video.
Hundreds of pieces of evidence to sort through.@kcranews
— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonKCRA) April 3, 2022
— FBI Sacramento (@FBISacramento) April 3, 2022
🚨 K Street Shooting Update🚨
Officers located at least 15 shooting victims, including 6 who are deceased. There will be a media staging area at 9th St/K St. Continue to follow this thread for updates. #kstreetshooting #sacramentopolice #sacpd
— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) April 3, 2022