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A hunt continues for at least two gunmen who opened fire Sunday in Sacramento’s entertainment district, killing six people and injuring 12.
The streets were packed with crowds leaving bars and nightclubs in the Californian capital when the sound of rapid gunfire sent people running in terror.
Sacramento police have confirmed they are looking for multiple suspects after the 2am shoot.
Police Chief Kathy Lester asked people to share videos and other evidence that could lead to the killers.
“The scale of the violence that has just taken place in our city is unprecedented in my 27 years here,” she said.
“We are shocked and heartbroken by this tragedy. But we are also determined as an agency to find those responsible and seek justice for the victims and families.”
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg spoke about the rising levels of violence in the city.
“We can never accept it as normal and we never will,” Mr. Steinberg said of the shooting. “But we also have to live our lives.”
The shooting happened shortly after a fight broke out, but police aren’t sure if the two incidents are related.
Witness video posted on social media showed rapid gunfire lasting at least 45 seconds as people screamed and ran for cover.
Police found a stolen handgun, but they don’t know if it was used in the shooting.
The dead were three men and three women.
Sunday’s attack was the third time in the United States this year that at least six people have been killed in a mass shooting, according to a database compiled by Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University.
It was the second mass shooting in Sacramento in the past five weeks.
On Sunday, President Joe Biden called for action on gun crimes.
“Today, America once again mourns another community devastated by gun violence,” he said. “But we need to do more than cry – we need to act.”
February 28, a father killed his three daughters, a chaperone and himself at a Sacramento church on a weekly supervised visitation.
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