DEVELOPING STORY: Police say six people are dead and at least 10 others injured after a shooting in downtown Sacramento. Police provided few details about the shooting but said in a tweet that a “large police presence will remain and the scene remains active.”
Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference that police were patrolling the area at about 2 a.m. when they heard gunfire. When they arrived at the scene, they found a large crowd gathered on the street and six people dead. Another 10 either took themselves or were transported to hospitals. No information was given on their conditions.
Authorities don’t know whether one or more suspects were involved and are asking for the public’s help in identifying who is responsible. Lester did not give specifics on the type of gun used.
This is “a very complex and complicated scene,” she said. Lester issued a plea to the public, asking for witnesses or anyone with recordings of the incident to contact police.
Shortly after the shooting, video was posted on Twitter that showed people running through the street amid the sound of rapid gunfire. Watch the video above.
LIVE | LiveCopter 3 is over the crime scene of today’s early morning deadly shooting in Sacramento https://t.co/OECvEVsUjy— kcranews (@kcranews) April 3, 2022
#LIVE images on @kcranews right now from the massive mass shooting scene in downtown #Sacramento. Again, @SacPolice say 6 people are dead & at least 9 others are injured. As of right now, no arrests have been made. pic.twitter.com/3gLfz9tEnK— Orko Manna (@orko_manna) April 3, 2022
BREAKING: Police are seeking public help in identifying suspects in fatal Sacramento shooting that killed six people: “We now have confirmed that we had six people killed… an additional 10 people were transported or self-transported to area hospitals.” https://t.co/VluksVWZTC pic.twitter.com/GtpPUzCbP4— ABC News (@ABC) April 3, 2022