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6 people dead after shooting in downtown Sacramento: police


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Sacramento police said six people were dead and nine injured after a shooting in the city’s downtown early Sunday morning.

Police said they located at least 15 victims of the shooting, including six people who died.

Police alerted the public on Twitter that streets in downtown Sacramento near where the shooting took place were closed.

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Videos about social media shows ambulances on stage.

A video on Twitter appeared to show people running down the street as the sound of gunfire could be heard in the background.

One man, Berry Accius of Sacramento’s Voice of the Youth, said he arrived at the scene around 2:30 a.m. and described it as “chaotic”.

“A lot of victims with blood, just looking at some of the families who didn’t know if their loved one was alive, running around, trying to figure out what was going on, distraught people, bewildered people,” Accius told WUSA 9. was just awful.”

“Please avoid the area as a large police presence will remain and the scene remains active,” Sacramento Police said on Twitter.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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