Police are investigating whether there’s a connection between an increase in local gang activity and the shooting Sunday night that left four people dead and six wounded at a backyard football watch party, USA said.
What We Know:
- Two unidentified assailants attacked 16 adult males in the backyard at a residence populated by members of the Southeast Asian Hmong community Sunday night during a football watch party.
- The suspects entered through an unlocked gate carrying semiautomatic handguns and started spraying bullets, hitting 10 victims.
- The shooting left four people dead and six wounded. Police have advised that there’s been no arrest and the gunmen remain on the loose.
- According to USAToday,” The Fresno County coroner’s office identified the dead as Xy Lee, 23; Phia Vang, 31; Kou Xiong, 38; and Kalaxang Thao, 40, all of Fresno. The wounded range from the age of 28-36; two of them remain at a hospital in stable conditions”.
- Police Chief Andrew Hall said, “Two of the victims were well-known entertainers in the Hmong community, following this shooting was premeditated.” Hall is still unsure of the motive of the killers.
- This is the third high-profile shooting in California in less than a week. According to USAToday, “Last Thursday a 16-year-old student at a Southern California high school shot and killed two classmates and wounded three other teens before fatally shooting himself. Saturday, police in San Diego said a husband shot and killed his wife and three of their sons before killing himself. A fourth son wounded in the shooting was on life support, family members said.”
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