FRESNO, California (KGPE) – Ten people were shot at a gathering in southeast Fresno, and police are calling it a “mass casualty” shooting after four people died.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the shooting at a family gathering in Fresno, which killed at least four innocent people and left several others injured:
“All Americans are shocked and heartbroken by the latest act of horror and bloodshed at a family gathering in Fresno, California. Our prayers are with the victims, the injured and their families and our hearts go out to the entire Fresno community at this terrible time. We offer our sincere thanks to all of the courageous first responders who acted swiftly to care for those in need and whose heroic actions saved innocent lives.
“Enough is enough. The daily tragedy of gun violence continues to inflict terror and violence into communities across the country. Americans deserve real action to keep them safe, but Republicans continue to obstruct meaningful, bipartisan solutions to protect our children and communities. No one’s political survival is more important than the survival of our children.
“Too many Americans in too many communities are forced to live in fear. Senator McConnell must listen to the will of the American people and finally allow a vote on the bipartisan, commonsense gun violence prevention legislation that the House passed more than 260 days ago. We will never rest until we end the epidemic of gun violence.”
Reports of a shooting came in around 8 p.m. near Peach and Olive avenues. While authorities were en route, reports of shooting victims came in, according to Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley.
He says there was about 35 people gathering at a home in the backyard for the Sunday football game when shooting suspects were able to sneak in and open fired.
Fresno Police Deputy Chief Michael Reid confirms ten people were shot, with three people being found dead in the backyard. A fourth victim died at the hospital.
The victims haven’t been identified, but police say they are Asian males between the ages 25-30.
Six others are going to be OK, and are recovering at the hospital.
There is no suspect information that’s being released.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the shooting can call Fresno PD at 559-621-7000.