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At least 12 hurt, six dead in shooting in Sacramento, California

Police confirmed in a statement that six people died and at least 12 others were injured from a shooting in downtown Sacramento, Calif., early Sunday morning. As of press time, no suspects are in custody, and it wasn’t known whether the victims were targeted.  Officials didn’t identify victims but said they were in their 20s and 30s.

The incident occurred just after 2 a.m. on Sunday. At least one firearm was recovered from the scene, and several areas downtown were closed. Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told reporters: “We are asking for the public’s help. If anyone saw anything, has video or can provide any information to the police department, we are asking for their assistance.”

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg tweeted:  “Words can’t express my shock & sadness this morning  The numbers of dead and wounded are difficult to comprehend. We await more information about exactly what transpired in this tragic incident.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement: “What we do know at this point is that another mass casualty shooting has occurred, leaving families with lost loved ones, multiple individuals injured and a community in grief. The scourge of gun violence continues to be a crisis in our country, and we must resolve to bring an end to this carnage.”

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