(NewsReady.com) – People in Sacramento, California, flocked to the city’s bars on Saturday, March 2. As Saturday turned into Sunday and people walked outside of the crowded establishments, shots rang out. The city is now mourning the lives of half a dozen people while authorities search for answers.
Just after 2 a.m., multiple shooters reportedly began firing their weapons, killing 6 and injuring at least 12 others downtown. In a press conference on Sunday evening, Police Chief Kathy Lester said police officers rushed to the area after they heard shots. They found multiple victims and performed CPR. There was reportedly a fight right before the shooting took place, and officers believe it might have been gang-related. A police officer, who refused to give their name, told the New York Times that the shooters fired at least 72 times into the street.
On Monday, police arrested the first suspect in the shooting. Dandre Martin, 26, was booked for assault and possession of an illegal firearm.
BREAKING: @SacPolice have arrested one person suspected to be connected to the Sacramento mass shooting. The suspect is 26-year-old Dandre Martin.
Per police, he was arrested and booked for assault and illegal firearm possession charges.
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) April 4, 2022
Tuesday, Dandre’s brother, 27-year-old Smiley Martin, was taken into custody. Smiley sustained serious injuries during the shooting, and is in a local hospital.
The Sacramento coroner also released the names of the victims:
- Melinda Davis, 57
- Johntaya Alexander, 21
- Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21
- Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 31
- Sergio Harris, 38
- Devazia Turner, 29
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Sacramento police. Detectives also created a website for people to submit videos and other evidence.
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