An Sacramento active shooter and mass shooting left six people dead and another 12 wounded, according to Sacramento police. The shooting occurred near 10th and K Streets, according to social media reports. Video, which you can see later in this article, shows a massive fight on the sidewalk before gunshots ring out.
In a tweet at 4 a.m. on the west coast, Sacramento Police wrote, “ADVISORY: 9th St to 13th St is closed between L St & J St as officers investigate a shooting with multiple victims. Conditions unknown at this time. Please avoid the area as a large police presence will remain and the scene remains active. Please follow this thread for updates.”
Eighteen people were hit by gunfire. Six have died. The deceased victims were all adults, three men and three women, according to Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester, speaking in a news conference on April 3, 2022.
Victims names are coming out. One victim is Sergio Harris, according to CBS Local. Here is the second victim named:
“Investigators are working to identify those response for this horrific act,” she said. “We know that a large fight took place just prior to the shootings, and we have confirmed that there are multiple shooters.” The shooters are at large.
Police had previously tweeted “Officers located at least 15 shooting victims, including 6 who are deceased. There will be a media staging area at 9th St/K St. Continue to follow this thread for updates.”
911 Action Photography shared photos from the scene and preliminary reports from the radio, “10th & K Street. At 2:04 a.m. Sacramento Police and Fire responded to 10th & K.”
Here’s what you need to know:
People Described the Mass Shooting as ‘Terrifying’ as Video Captured the Gunfire
Video, which you can see above, circulated on Twitter. It shows multiple people in a wild brawl on the sidewalk before, at the tail end of the video, gunshots are heard.
This video captured a barrage of gunfire as people ran. Be forewarned that graphic language is heard.
Police wrote on Twitter, “We are aware of a social media video that appears to show an altercation that preceded the shooting. We encourage any community members with related video to follow the link/QR code below to submit the video to SPD.”
“Woke up to learn mass shooting happened around 2 am near 10th and K in Sacramento. So terrifying,” wrote one woman on Twitter.
A second video also emerged on Twitter that captured the sound of multiple gunshots.
There were initially reports on social media of at least 13 victims.
Early Reports Say a Person in a Car Started Shooting Into a Crowd
Malik Earnest, a San Diego journalist, wrote on Twitter, “Social media reports indicate a person in a car pulled out an automatic weapon and started shooting into a crowd gathered outside El Santo Restaurant & Ultralounge in the Downtown area of Sacramento. Radio traffic from first responders last indicated at least six people are dead.”
Earnest added, “Video posted to Snapchat shows first responders of Sacramento Fire Department and law enforcement on scene of a multi-casualty incident in the Downtown area of Sacramento. Witnesses report hearing more than fifty gunshots followed by a car screeching away from the scene.”
Twitter user Matt Fern wrote, “Sac FD and PD, West Sac FD working a shooting MCI in the area of K St and 10th St, with at least 10 victims reported; 2 battalion chiefs, EMS officer, 10 medics, 3 engines, 2 trucks assigned.” He added, “Two additional SFD battalion chiefs, 2200, and 2201 responding; crews on scene advising multiple fatalities expected, no exact patient count available yet.”
Twitter reports claimed the shooter was in a blue Bmw: “Police interviewing witnesses at 9th and K and putting together an idea of who did the drive by. Blue BMW. On the loose. Heavily armed. Report to police. Citizen Hotel shot once.”