After six people were shot and killed in Sacramento, California Governor Jerry Brown called it a “scourge.”

In a statement released hours after six people were killed and 12 injured in a downtown entertainment district on Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the tragic Sacramento shooting a “horrendous act of gun violence.”

KXTV, a Sacramento television station, stated that the early morning massacre occurred in an area of the city known for its clubs and restaurants. It wasn’t until Sunday night that any official identification was made of any of the victims.

 

 

 

“We will continue to cooperate closely with local and state law enforcement as we monitor the situation,” Newsom stated of his administration’s response.

According to Newsom’s statement, “all we do know at this point is that another mass casualty shooting has occurred, leaving families with lost loved ones, several others injured, and a community in pain.” he stated. Gun violence is still an epidemic in our society, and we must make a commitment to put a stop to it.

Gunfire was heard in the neighborhood and a big gathering and victims of the shooting were discovered by police officers on normal patrols in the area.

According to a police statement, “Officers commenced lifesaving procedures for many individuals on the site.” Unfortunately, six people were pronounced dead at the site, despite our best attempts.

According to Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3, four of the victims were transported to UC Davis Medical Center, while a fifth victim was brought to Sutter Hospital.

The Sacramento Police Department stated that at least one firearm had been found at the location.

The incident appears to have been captured on video, which has since appeared on Twitter. Several people can be seen arguing in the footage, and when the shooting breaks out, everyone flees the scene.

They’re trying to figure out whether the video posted on social media shows an incident prior to Sunday’s shooting, according to a news release from police.

After the shooting, Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester held a press conference and invited locals to come forward with any information they may have about the incident. Anyone with information was requested to post it on the Sacramento Police Department’s website.

Investigators are looking for at least one suspect and the owner of a pistol found at the scene. According to KXTV, a $1,000 reward is being given for information that leads to the arrest of that person.

Families of the victims gathered in the downtown area on Sunday to learn more about the whereabouts and health statuses of their loved ones in the wake of the shooting.

Pamela Harris, the mother of the man killed in the shootings, remarked in an interview with KCRA: “I think it’s a terrible disgrace that the Sacramento Police Department hasn’t confirmed anything to anyone.” The only reason I’m here is to see what’s going on around here. “I want to know the truth.”

Her son was one of six people killed in the attack.

In an interview with KCRA, Harris described his childhood as “a really vibrant young man.” ‘It’s incredible that this has happened. I have no idea what to do at this point. This doesn’t even seem real to me. It feels like I’m in a dream,” she said.

As of Sunday night, officials in Sacramento were still releasing information about further victims.

Berry Accius, a local activist who was on the scene shortly after the shooting, is one of many community leaders who have spoken out against the tragedy.

According to Accius, “the first thing I saw was like victims,” the AP quotes him as saying. There was blood all over the young girl’s body, a young girl wailing, ‘They killed my sister.’ “Where’s my son, has my son been shot?” a mother yells.

After the incident, Sacramento Mayor Darryl Steinberg issued a statement of his own in response.

Words cannot explain my amazement and anguish this morning,” Steinberg wrote on Twitter in a post that has since been deleted.

Steinberg, like Newsom, emphasized that gun violence in Sacramento was on the upswing.

According to the mayor, rising gun violence is a “scourge” that affects “our city, state, and nation.” This has been made a high priority by our new police chief Kathy Lester, and I stand strongly behind her.

A Sacramento City Council member who represents District 4 where the shooting occurred, Katie Valenzuela, said it was just one of several violent situations she had experienced since she was elected in 2020.

He tweeted, “I got a call no elected official wants to get. “Yet another shooting.” The toll rises again. There has been a new outbreak of gun violence in our neighborhood.”

At a Sacramento church, a father shot and killed his three daughters and another person before turning the gun on himself, barely a month earlier.

On Sunday morning, the Sacramento Kings basketball club issued a statement of regret for the victims of the shooting at the Golden 1 Center, which is located near the shooting location.

Gun violence has claimed the lives of many people in the United States today, and “our community mourns,” the squad said in a statement. As a community, we extend our deepest sympathies to all those who have been injured and to the families of those who have lost loved ones in this tragic incident.

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