Sacramento police hunt for multiple suspects after mass shooting leaves 6 dead

Three men and three women were killed, Lester said, and the injured were rushed to area hospitals. The coroner's office is working to identify and notify families of the victims, Police said.

An urgent search is underway for multiple suspects after a shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, left six people dead and 12 others injured early Sunday morning.

Police say 6 adults killed, 12 others shot downtown; Search for multiple shooters

Sacramento police Chief Kathy Lester said Sunday afternoon that the shootings broke out after a large fight and killed three men and three women.

Nearby buildings were hit by gunfire and a stolen handgun was recovered at the scene, Lester said.

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"Officers began lifesaving measures to multiple victims on scene," police said. "Despite these efforts, six victims were pronounced deceased at the scene."

Police ask for the public to share information about the Sacramento shooting