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[World] Sacramento shooting: All six victims identified

Coroner's officials at the crime sceneImage source, EPA
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Six people were killed at the scene

Officials have identified all six people who were killed in a shooting in the centre of Sacramento, California's capital, on Sunday.

No arrests have yet been made in this year's worst US mass shooting so far, close to the state Capitol building.

Three of the victims were men: Sergio Harris, 38, De'Vazia Turner, 29, and Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32.

Three women were also shot dead: Johntaya Alexander, 21, Melinda Davis, 57, and Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21.

Police say all six victims died at the scene, when multiple shooters opened fire just after 02:00 (09:00 GMT) on Sunday near the junction of 10th and K Street.

The violence was "unprecedented" for the city, its police chief said.

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Sacramento city councillor Katie Valenzuela: "I'm heartbroken and I'm outraged"

Videos posted online appear to show a brawl break out in the area - packed with restaurants and bars - in the early hours on Sunday, just before rapid gun fire sent people fleeing.

It was so far unclear whether the fight led to the shooting, police say, and on Monday, officials set up an online portal to ask the public to submit information from the scene.

Map of where the shooting happened

In a statement on Sunday, President Joe Biden decried "another" instance of gun violence leaving "families forever changed. Survivors left to heal wounds both visible and invisible".

Firearms are involved in approximately 40,000 deaths a year in the US, including suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive website.

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