years, as a suspect. Martin was arrested for assault and unlawful possession of a firearm”,”text”:”Investigators have identified 26-year-old Dandre Martin as a suspect. Martin was arrested for assault and unlawful possession of a firearm”}}”>Investigators have identified Dandre Martin, 26, as a suspect. Martin was arrested for assault and unlawful possession of a firearmthe police said in a statement, adding that they had searched three residences as part of their investigation.
Sacramento police had previously indicated that several shooters were involved in the shooting and that a stolen handgun had been found.
But the investigators did not specify the circumstances in which this violence broke out, in particular if the shootings targeted individuals in particular or if the perpetrators had opened fire at random.
The tragedy occurred around 2 a.m. local time on Sunday in downtown Sacramento, the time when the many bars and nightclubs in this bustling neighborhood close their doors.
Video circulating on social media appears to show a fight in the street involving several people, followed by a series of bangs and people running.
A police spokesman, Zachary Eaton, said in an interview with Los Angeles Times prior to the arrest, that investigators were looking for at least two shooters, possibly more.
” We don’t know if that fight actually resulted in the shooting. We are still going through all the details right now. »
Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told how officers on patrol were alerted to numerous bangs and upon arrival discovered a
crowd and of
multiple victims of gunshot wounds.
On the spot, the investigators found more than a hundred casings and at least three buildings and three vehicles hit by firearms, the police said in their press release.
It was horrible, told local channel KXTV Berry Accius, a community activist who arrived at the scene a few minutes after the tragedy. He described some
victims covered in blood, people screaming, crying, others asking where their brother was or mothers trying to identify their son.
A framework for firearms claimed
The shooting broke out not far from the seat of the Californian government and the basketball stadium, where the team of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings received on Sunday evening the famous Golden State Warriors and called for a minute’s silence in tribute to the victims before the start of the game.
The coach of WarriorsSteve Kerr, urged the authorities to toughen the laws on the supervision of firearms to avoid such tragedies.
This is probably the ninth or tenth minute of silence in which I participate as coach of the Warriors to mourn people who died in a shootinghe was annoyed.
” At some point, our government has to make a decision: are we going to have reasonable gun laws? It won’t solve everything, but it will save lives. »
On Sunday, President Joe Biden also called for action.
America mourns once again for a devastated community. We must do more than cry, we must acthe said, again calling on Congress to pass legislation improving gun control.
Shootings in public places are common in the United States, whether in schools, shopping malls or supermarkets. According to the Small Arms Survey program, in 2017 there were about 393 million guns in the United States, more than people.
The right to possess arms is guaranteed by the Constitution. Several initiatives by elected officials to strengthen gun laws have failed in Congress, where the powerful gun lobbyNRA still exerts a strong influence.