The police said California gang and homicide detectives were
investigating the incident, in which several men armed with guns
approached the gathering in Sacramento's Peregrine Park on
Saturday afternoon and opened fire.
The dead man was in his 20s. The wounded are all expected to
survive, the police said, adding they suspected a possible gang
link. They did not release the names of the victims.
"Our gang detectives were called out so we are going to try to
get to the bottom of that," Police Officer Doug Morse told local
media during a briefing at the scene.
Dozens of witnesses were in the park at the time of the
incident, Morse said. They described hearing dozens of shots and
watching people dive for cover under picnic tables and
"I just dove to the ground. There was about 25-30 shots that
rang out, everyone was screaming and yelling and just running
all hysterical," one witness told CBS affiliate KMAX-TV.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in New York; Editing by Scott
Malone and Gareth Jones)
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