Four people were killed and six others were wounded after gunmen sneaked into a backyard football viewing party in Fresno, Calif. and opened fire Sunday night.
Police are describing the incident as a “mass casualty” shooting, and no one is in custody.
The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the southeast side of the city, according to Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley.
Three victims were declared dead at the scene and seven others were transported to Community Regional Medical Center. Another person died at the hospital.
The other six are expected to survive and are recovering. All of the victims were described as Asian men between the ages of 25 and 35.
“What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard,” Dooley told the Fresno Bee. “Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire.”
About 35 people were at the party when the shooting began. Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots.
Police were going door-to-door in search of surveillance footage that might help track down suspects.
With News Wire Services