Shooting in Sacramento

April 3, 2022
A mass shooting occurred in Sacramento that left 6 people dead and 12 wounded.

The scale of violence that just happened in our city is unprecedented during my 27 years here.

Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester on a mass shooting that left 6 people dead and 12 wounded.
  • "At least two people" opened fire on a downtown street in Sacramento, California, early Sunday morning. Six people were killed and twelve were injured.
  • The shooters have yet to be found and their motive is unknown.
  • Why It Matters: This incident marks the third time this year that at least six people have been killed in a mass shooting in the U.S. — it was Sacramento's second mass shooting within the past five weeks.
  • How a mass shooting is defined: The Congressional Research Service defines a mass shooting as "a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms—not including the offender(s)—within one event, and at least some of the murders occurred in a public location or locations in close geographical proximity … and the murders are not attributable to any other underlying criminal activity or commonplace circumstance (armed robbery, criminal competition, insurance fraud, argument, or romantic triangle).”

The Sacramento Bee's report

California police search for shooters who killed 6, hurt 12 (Associated Press)

by Jenna Lee,