Wednesday, April 17

Arrested a suspect in the mass shooting in Sacramento (California)


Police in Sacramento, California, announced this Monday andThe arrest of a first suspect after the shooting that on Sunday left at least six dead and 12 injured in that US city, one of the worst since the beginning of the year.

“Investigators have identified 26-year-old Dandre Martin as a suspect. Martin has been arrested for assault and unlawful possession of a firearm,” police said in a statement.

Authorities have previously announced that multiple shooters were involved and that a stolen gun had been found. Three of the dead were women and the six bodies have already been identified.

The authorities have not specified how did the confrontation break outnor whether the shots were aimed at individuals or whether the perpetrators opened fire at random.

Chronicle of events

The shooting happened around two o’cloc after midnight local on Sunday, time in which bars and clubs close. A video circulating on social media appears to show a Fight of several people in the street and several individuals running.

“We do not know if this fight really triggered the shooting. We are now reviewing all the details,” police spokesman Zachary Eaton told the Los Angeles Times.

The events took place near the local parliament and the stage where the basketball team regularly plays Sacramento Kings, Kathy Lester, chief of the Police Department of the Californian capital, on the west coast of the United States, has specified.

At the scene, investigators found “more than a hundred shell casings” and “at least three buildings and three vehicles with firearm impacts,” the police statement added.

Biden condemned the event

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, made a call to action: “America cries once again for a devastated community. We must do more than mourn, we must act“He said in a statement, while reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to tighten restrictions on firearms.

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According to the Small Arms Survey program, in 2017 there were about 393 million firearms in the United States, that is, more weapons than people. The right to own a gun is guaranteed by the Constitution.

Its about last mass shooting in americawhere firearms cause an estimated 40,000 deaths a year, including suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive website.


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