Sacramento, California – California Police say six people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a shooting in downtown Sacramento.
The Sacramento Police Department says the shooting happened early Sunday morning.
A video posted on Twitter shows people running down the street, as the sound of rapid fire can be heard in the background. The video shows that several ambulances arrived at the scene.
Police said several details about the circumstances of the shooting, but reported in Fr. tweet that “a large police presence will remain and the scene is still active,” noting that four city quarters have been closed. Phone messages requesting comment were left with Sacramento police.
Residents have been asked to avoid an area that is crowded with restaurants and bars leading to the Golden One Center, where the Sacramento Kings play basketball.
Public activist Berry Aktus said he came to the scene immediately after the shooting.
“The first thing I saw was as a victim. I saw a young girl with a whole bunch of blood in her body, a girl taking off her glass, a young girl screaming, saying, “They killed my sister.” The mother runs up: “Where is my son, my son was shot?” He said.
Kay Harris, 32, said she was asleep when a member of her family called to say they thought her brother had been killed. She said she thought he was in London, a nightclub at 1009 10th Street.
Harris said she had been to the club several times and described it as a place for the “younger crowd”.
Police closed the streets around the club and a yellow police ribbon fluttered in the morning breeze. In the morning she circled the neighborhood waiting for news.
“Very pointless violence,” she said.