Four people killed, six wounded in mass shooting at backyard football party

Last night, while the Rams were playing Chicago on Sunday Night Football, an Asian family who had gathered to watch the game in the backyard of a home in Fresno was shot up by “unknown suspects”, ultimately leaving four dead and six wounded:

WASHINGTON TIMES – Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said.

The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the Fresno’s southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said.

Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three found dead in the backyard. A fourth person died at the hospital. Six others are expected to survive and are recovering at the hospital.

All the victims were Asian men ranging from ages 25 to 35, Reid said.

“What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard,” Dooley said. “Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire.”

The victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and some are now stable, the TV stations reported.

About 35 people were at the party when the shooting began, Reid said.



Police are still looking for the suspects…

No one is in custody in connection with the shooting. Police said there was no immediate indication that the victims knew the shooter or shooters.

Police were going door-to-door in search of surveillance video that might help them track down the suspects. The shooting took place about a half-mile from the city’s airport.

I guess the suggestion is that whoever committed the shooting may have hopped on an airplane and could be long gone, perhaps even in another country by now.

We’ll update you if we get anymore on this…

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