Two killed during shooting in Sacramento New Year’s Eve celebration

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Sacramento, CA, United States (4E) – Two people have been fatally shot and three others were injured after a shooting at a crowded New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Sacramento, California late Monday evening.

According to officials, gunshots were heard in Old Sacramento, when a brawl that began at a sports bar located along 2nd Street got out of control around 9:38 p.m.

Witnesses reportedly saw a man being detained.

A woman told CBS1 that one person was in an ambulance and one person in a cop car, while another woman claimed she “saw the gun in the hand. He was just screaming and shooting.”

Police said the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

Around 40,000 people, including families with young children, were present for the 9 p.m. fireworks show.

A second fireworks show scheduled for midnight was canceled, a Sacramento Police helicopter announced the cancellation as it flew over the crowd.

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