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Witnesses to the Sacramento shooting described a chaotic scene where people ran into each other as they tried to escape the gunfire.
“We were right there on that wall, over there, like just tied against the wall. And it happened right down the other side of the street. And then we just turned into the driveway and the whole everyone was running against each other, like passing each other and, yeah, it was just crazy”, testifies Asa Pickett said KGO.
Six people were killed and a dozen others injured after a shooting in the city center early Sunday morning. Three of those killed are men and the other three are women.
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Two of the victims have been identified as a 38-year-old father named Sergio Harris and a 29-year-old man, DeVazia Turner, the New York Post reported.
“We know a big fight took place just before the shooting and we’ve confirmed there were multiple shooters,” Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference Sunday after -midday.
A stolen handgun was found at the scene. No suspect is in custody and the motive remains unclear.
“I heard gunshots. And then after the gunshots I heard people start diving to the ground and falling, and then someone fell in front of my truck,” said Gerrard Smith , whose car was hit by the gunshots. , told KGO.
The shooting took place about two blocks from the State Capitol and four blocks from the Golden 1 Center, which hosted a concert by Tyler, the Creator earlier in the night, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The area also has several bars and nightclubs.
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The Sacramento Police Department said it is aware of at least one video on social media that appears to show a fight before the shooting.
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“It’s tragic, just tragic. On every level,” Berry Accius, a community activist who arrived at the scene after the shooting, told the Los Angeles Times, “I keep hearing the number counting, the number going from three to four to five and then finally killing a number of six people. I just shook my head. Never in a million years would I have thought precious downtown would ever be in a time when there’s so many tragedy, so much anarchy and a cowardly act of senseless violence.”
Fox News’ Paul Best contributed to this report.