By Harriett Monkton
A backyard Sunday night Rams-Bears watch party turned deadly when a gunman walked up and began shooting, killing four young men and wounding six others, police in Fresno, California, said.
About 35 to 40 people were at the house, including several children, when the suspect — who remains on the loose — began shooting into the crowd, according to police.
“Somebody came up on foot, possibly at least one suspect and began firing,” Fresno Deputy Police Chief Michael Reid told CNN. “They fired into the backyard where most of the people were in this party, striking 10 people.”
First-responders arrived at the home around 8 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls and found “three people down” and several suffering gunshot wounds, Reid told reporters. Officers immediately began performing CPR.
There was no immediate indication the suspect knew the victims, Reid said. There was also no indication the shooting was gang-related, “but that’s something that we’re going to look at,” he said.
The victims killed were Asian men between the ages of 25 and 30 years old, Reid said. Three of them were pronounced dead at the scene. The other was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries.
Five additional victims were taken to CRMC with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, Reid said. Another man was taken to a different hospital where he was treated for a graze wound.