SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS 13) – Four shootings over the weekend rattled nerves in Sacramento. A total of 10 people were shot, 4 are dead, and it all happened in the span of just 24 hours.
“I used to come here a lot, every Friday night,” said Zyanya Perez, outside of La Nueva Tropicana Nightclub. “You better have some chaperones come with you. You better bring your vests!”
The latest shooting happened early Sunday morning around 2 o’clock, just 15 minutes after La Nueva Tropicana Night club closed its doors. Four people were shot in the parking lot and rushed to the hospital, where one of them died.
“Yeah, I could see it happening here,” said Juan Valderrama, who used to be a regular at the club. “Honestly I expect anything at a nightclub, but this place kind of had its history anyway. It’s always been trouble here.”
It marks the fourth shooting of the weekend that police are investigating. Police have not named any suspects yet or released any motives in the cases.
Perez told CBS 13 she used to visit Tropicana every Friday and even met her husband there eight years ago.
“The situation after the club closes is never good, there’s always people drunk, people crazy, there’s a lot of even fights,” she said
Just 24 hours earlier, police got a call about a similar situation in Midtown. Two men were shot in the parking lot outside of Flame Club on 16th street. Both were rushed to the hospital, where one man died.
At this point, investigators do not believe the two events are connected but in both cases, police are still looking for motives and suspects.
“I would caution people against, trying to draw some kind of larger conclusion between these two events because they aren’t connected,” said Sacramento Police Department Spokesperson Officer Matt McPhail. “But certainly anytime you have people that maybe have been drinking, there is the potential that they could make poor decisions.”
Meanwhile, detectives are investigating a Saturday shooting in a South Sacramento home where three people were shot and two of them died. Four hours later, another shooting happened in North Sacramento which landed one person in the hospital.
Katie Bonin moved to Sacramento from Boise, Idaho and said she’s not surprised to hear about multiple shootings in one weekend now that she’s living in a bigger city.
“I mean it’s awful and it’s terrible, but we have a growing population which means a growing crime rate,” she said. “It’s unfortunate that it happened here though.”