TULARE (AP) — A suspected gang-related shooting at a gathering in California’s San Joaquin Valley killed a man and wounded five others, including a little girl, authorities said.
The shooting erupted late Wednesday night in the city of Tulare as a group of more than 50 people gathered at an apartment complex following the burial of a man who was killed in a car crash.READ MORE: St. Francis Student In Blackface Controversy No Longer Attending School
Witnesses reported that a single person walked up and fired multiple rounds, said police Sgt. Edward Hinojosa.
A 23-year-old man was killed, and the 7-year-old girl was shot multiple times.
“We believe that it may be gang related, though it’s unclear the affiliation,” Hinojosa told the Fresno Bee.READ MORE: Former Sacramento Republican Leader Charged In Capitol Riot Released From DC Jail
The suspicion is based on some of the ties of the man who was buried, he said.
“Upon arrival, the scene was chaotic,” Hinojosa said. “People were running in every direction, some trying to attend to family members who had been struck.”
The entire Police Department was helping investigate the crime scene, Hinojosa said.MORE NEWS: California Halts System Of Shared Vaccine Codes After Misuse
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