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Posted: May 12, 2014

Shooting at child's birthday party leaves 1 dead, 6 injured


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By Jay Strubberg

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

One man is dead and six others are wounded, including a 7-year-old child, after a shooting at a toddler's birthday party in a California park.

Police told The Sacramento Bee that gunmen walked through a neighborhood park in Sacramento about 5 p.m. Saturday, came up to the party and opened fire.

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Authorities say the suspects then fled the scene in a car. No head count or descriptions of the shooters were made available, but police said the attack might be gang-related. (Via KTVU)

“Some folks approached the party, shots were fired. ... Our gang detectives were called out so we are going to try to get to the bottom of that.” (Via KOVR)

Digital Journal reports the man shot and killed was in his twenties while the rest of the wounded endured non-life threatening injuries. And, according to police, "violence in the park is a rare occurrence."

Sacramento police hadn't identified the victims or the shooters as of Sunday afternoon. 

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