2022 Sacramento shooting

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On April 3, 2022, at around 2:00 a.m. PDT, a mass shooting happened in downtown Sacramento, California, United States. Six people were killed, and 12 others were injured. The shooting was caused by a gang fight between Bloods and Crips members.[1]

The shooting happened outside a well known bar and club area in Sacramento, blocks away from the California State Capitol building.[2] The shooting caused damage to at least three buildings and three vehicles.[3]

The Sacramento Bee described it as the "worst mass shooting in Sacramento's history". Five shooters are suspected to be involved in the incident.[4]

President Joe Biden called on the United States Congress to work on new gun control measures.[5] He proposed a requirement of checking people's background for gun purchases and a ban of ghost guns.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "At least five shooters involved in Sacramento massacre, gang ties likely, police say". Los Angeles Times. April 6, 2022.
  2. Stark, Katelyn (2022-04-04). "26-year-old arrested in Sacramento mass shooting". KTLA. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  3. "Police say at least 5 people fired weapons in Sacramento mass shooting; likely gang violence". CBS News. April 6, 2022.
  4. Cullinane, Susannah (April 4, 2022). "Sacramento police hunt for multiple suspects after mass shooting leaves six dead". CNN. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  5. Kasler, Dale (2022-04-03). "California has toughest U.S. gun laws. After Sacramento shooting, what else can lawmakers do?". The Mercury News. The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 2022-04-05.
  6. "Editorial: Gun violence is America's way of life — and death". Los Angeles Times. 2022-04-04. Retrieved 2022-04-05.