Fresno mass shooting
A group of family and friends gathered in a backyard on Sunday to watch a football game when a gunman approached and started shooting, killing four young men and injuring six others, police said in Fresno, California. According to police, between 35 and 40 people were in the house, including several children, when the suspect, who is still loose, began firing at the crowd. “Someone approached on foot, possibly at least one suspect and started shooting,” said Fresno’s deputy chief of police, Michael Reid. “They shot at the backyard where most people were at this party, hitting 10 people.”
The lifeguards arrived at the house around 8 p.m. After receiving multiple calls to 911 and finding “three people down” and several gunshot wounds, Reid told reporters. Officers immediately began performing CPR. There were no immediate indications that the suspect knew the victims, Reid said. There was also no indication that the shooting was related to gangs, “but that’s something we’re going to see,” he said.
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The victims killed were Asian men between the ages of 25 and 30, Reid said. Three of them were pronounced dead at the scene. The other was transported to the Regional Medical Center of the Community, where he died from his injuries. Five additional victims were taken to the CRMC with gunshot wounds that are not life-threatening, Reid said. Another man was taken to a different hospital where he was treated for a grazing wound.
“My heart goes out to the families that are victims of this senseless violence,” Reid said. “We are going to do everything we can to find out who the perpetrators are and bring them to justice.”
Police go door-to-door looking for surveillance images that can help investigators and witnesses who may have information about the suspect, Dooley said. There was no history of service calls at the house where the shooting occurred, Reid said.