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Sacramento shooting: 6 people dead, at least 10 others injured downtown

Ten other people were injured in the melee near 10th and K streets, Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester said.

“9th Street through 13th Street is closed between L Street and J Street as officers investigate a shooting with multiple victims,” ​​Sacramento police said. tweeted. “Conditions unknown at this time. Please avoid the area as a heavy police presence will remain and the scene remains active.”

A large crowd was gathered in the area when gunfire broke out around 2 a.m., Lester told reporters on Sunday morning.

But it was unclear whether the crowd was tied to a particular location or event, Lester said.

The filming stage is within blocks of several notable sites: the California State Capitol, Sacramento City Hall and the Golden 1 Center, where the Sacramento Kings are scheduled to play Sunday night.

Lester said the area around the scene of the shooting was now secure, but police did not have a description of the suspect.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg shared his grief over the mass shooting.

“Words cannot express my shock and sadness this morning,” the mayor tweeted. “The number of dead and injured is difficult to understand. We await more information on what exactly happened in this tragic incident.”

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