- At least four people were killed and six others were injured Sunday night when gunmen opened fire at a backyard football viewing party in Fresno, California.
- Fresno police officials said the victims, 10 Asian men ages 25 to 30, were gathered in a backyard to watch a football game.
- Just before 8 p.m. PT, the “unknown suspects” sneaked in, opened fire, and then fled, according to the police. They have not been apprehended.
- Lt. Bill Dooley of the Fresno Police Department described the event as a “mass-casualty shooting” and said victims in the hospital ranged from “critical” to “stable” conditions.
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At least four people were killed and six others were injured Sunday evening when gunmen opened fire at a backyard football viewing party in Fresno, California.
The Fresno Police Department said at least 10 people were shot just before 8 p.m. PT in the backyard of a home in southeastern Fresno, according to The Fresno Bee. The police said the “unknown suspects” remained at large.
The police said the victims were “Asian males” ages 25 to 30.
“What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family-and-friend gathering in the backyard,” Lt. Bill Dooley told a press conference, calling the event a “mass-casualty shooting.”
“Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard, and opened fire,” he said.
Dooley said the wounded were being treated the Community Regional Medical Center and ranged from “critical” to “critical but stable” conditions. He added that there was no information on any suspects, the weapons used, or the vehicle used to flee after the shooting.
In a separate statement to TV crews at the scene, Deputy Chief Michael Reid said at least 35 people were at the home when the shooting occurred.
“Thank God that no kids were hurt,” he said.
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“We’re going to exhaust every investigative lead we can to find out who did this, why they did this, and bring those folks to justice,” Reid said.
Earlier Sunday, a man in his 20s was shot dead in a southeastern Fresno apartment complex. Neighbors reported that a party was being held at the time. According to The Fresno Bee, the police have not said whether the incidents are connected.