Crime – Sacramento shooting – Six dead in California – Panorama

Washington (AP) – At least six people have been shot in the city of Sacramento in the US state of California. Twelve other people were injured, Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said.

Around 2 a.m. on Sunday night, the police were called because of shots in the city center. The security forces found a crowd and several victims. “It’s a really tragic situation.” They are looking for suspects and asking the public for information. She did not comment on the background of the crime or details.

Police said on Twitter: “We are aware of video posted on social media that appears to show an altercation that preceded the shooting.” We encourage witnesses with similar videos to submit them. A crowd can be seen in the video. Some people seem to get into a violent argument, others seem to want to break them up – then shots can be heard, people seem to flee in panic.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said, “This morning our city is heartbroken. This is a senseless and unacceptable tragedy. And I stress the word unacceptable.”

Pelosi calls for tougher gun laws

US House Representative Nancy Pelosi said: “Our hearts go out to the victims of this brutal violence and to their families.” She called for stricter gun laws. However, the Democrats would have to rely on Republican votes in the Senate for this. However, many Republicans reject such a move.

The gun lobby is very powerful in the US. US states have their own different strict gun laws. Compared to Europe, however, firearms are much more readily available in the USA overall. Fatal incidents involving firearms are a regular occurrence in the United States. Just over a month ago, a man shot and killed at least four people in a Sacramento church and then killed himself.

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