Police seek multiple suspects after shooting killed 6, injured 12 in downtown Sacramento

Authorities are searching for multiple shooters Sunday after a shooting rampage in Sacramento left at least six people dead and fueled a chaotic scene in a downtown area packed with bar crowds.

Police Chief Kathy Lester said officers arrived at the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday found bodies on the street amid a large crowd gathered in an area.

Police initially reported “multiple victims” after the attack, not far from the state Capitol, as they waded through the carnage counting casualties.

A large fight took place right before the shootings, Lester said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

She said Sacramento Police have confirmed there were multiple shooters and have located “hundreds of pieces of evidence” at the scene, including a stolen handgun.

At least 18 people were shot, officials said, and 12 are being treated at nearby hospitals. Six adults

three men and three women – died from gunshot injuries, Lester said.

The scale of violence that just happened in our city is unprecedented in my 27 years here at the Sacramento Police Department,” she said.