SACRAMENTO, Calif — Police in California say six people are dead and at least nine others have been injured after a shooting in downtown Sacramento.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, the incident occurred early on Sunday morning.
A Twitter video showed people running down the streets while rapid gunfire was heard behind them. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene, as evidenced by video.
Police provided few details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting but said in a tweet that a “large police presence will remain and the scene remains active.” Phone messages seeking comment were left with the Sacramento police.
Residents were asked not to go to this area as it is full of bars and restaurants that lead to the Golden One Center. Here, the Sacramento Kings are a part of basketball.
Sacramento police received calls seeking comments.
Berry Accius is a community activist who said that he arrived on the scene within minutes of the shooting.
“The first thing I saw was like victims. I saw a young girl with a whole bunch of blood in her body, a girl taking off glass from her, a young girl screaming saying, ‘They killed my sister.’ A mother running up, ‘Where’s my son, has my son been shot?’“ he said.
Kay Harris (32 years old) claimed she was sleeping when one of her relatives called her to report that her brother had died. He was believed to be at London’s nightclub 1009 10th Street, she said.
Harris said she has been to the club a few times and described it as a place for “the younger crowd.”
The streets surrounding the club have been closed by police, and yellow tape is flapping in the morning wind. Her morning has been spent circling around the block, waiting for any news.
“Very much so a senseless violent act,” she said.
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