On Sunday, a gunman shot 13 people in the busy area of Sacramento, the capital of the US state of California. Police in Sacramento said several casualties were reported after a shootout in an active downtown area. The condition of the victims was not immediately known.
CNN quoted Sacramento Police spokesman Sgt. saying that the shooting took place at 10th and J Streets. At the same time, in a video posted on Twitter, people were seen running on the streets. Along with this, the sounds of gunfire were coming in the background. Several ambulances were also seen leaving on the spot.
Shootout In California, USA
According to initial reports, at least 13 people have been shot. The police did not elaborate on the incident but said in a tweet that a large number of police forces had been deployed at the spot. Earlier on Friday, an officer was killed in a shooting on the outskirts of the US state of Texas, Houston, when he tried to stop three people trying to steal a catalytic converter from his vehicle.
Confirming this on Friday, the officials said that the officers were not on duty at the incident. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez, 51, of Texas, was shot Thursday night in a parking lot outside a grocery store. According to Gonzalez, two suspects were also shot in the firing between the two sides. They were taken into custody in injured condition and admitted to the hospital on Friday.
According to judicial documents, the two suspects have been identified as Joshua Stewart (23) and Fredorius Clark (19) and charged with murder. Officials said Clark’s condition is stable, and he is still in hospital, while Stewart was discharged Friday night by doctors and taken to the Harris County Jail. According to officials, the third person involved in the shooting was a minor, and a search is on for him.